Upper Hutt school principal assaulted

Last updated 10:36 12/12/2012

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A 39-year-old Lower Hutt man has been arrested after a local school principal was assaulted this morning.

St Joseph's School principal Peter Ahern was attacked by the man just after 9am, Upper Hutt senior sergeant Jason McCarthy said.

The man had gone to the school to voice concerns over a matter with the principal. 

Mr McCarthy said the man was a family member of a pupil at the school.

He had been charged with injuring with intent to injure and would appear in court next week.

"They had a disagreement where the 39-year-old has struck out at the principal."

The principal had suffered a large cut to the head and required medical attention.

The man was arrested and charged with assault and will appear in the Upper Hutt District Court next week.

Police are still at the school speaking to witnesses.

Police central communications spokesman Mark Oliver said the incident happened at 9.18am.

When contacted for comment, St Joseph’s school declined and would not say how bad the assault was.

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