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Hilton's Northwood Elementary principal on leave as NYSP conducts criminal investigation

Hilton's Northwood Elementary principal on leave as NYSP conducts criminal investigation Photo: Hilton Central School District.

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Created: April 08, 2021 04:32 PM

HILTON, N.Y. (WHEC) — The principal of Northwood Elementary School in Hilton is on administrative leave pending an investigation.

The Hilton Central School District sent a notice to families Thursday saying: 

“The Hilton School District has placed Mr. Kirk Ashton, Northwood Elementary principal, on administrative leave pending an investigation into information brought forward to the district. This involves a personnel matter and the district cannot comment further. Mrs. Kelley O’Connell-Byrne will serve as the acting principal.”

New York State Police tell News10NBC, “The State Police has an ongoing criminal investigation at the Hilton School District.”

This is a developing story. Stay with News10NBC for updates as they become available.


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