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Meeting slated in Milford on principal's leave

Posted by Martin Finucane February 28, 2007 12:22 PM


Parents will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the Middle School East cafeteria, hoping to get some answers about why principal Joseph Pfeil has been placed on paid administrative leave.

A law enforcement source told the Globe last week that Pfeil is being investigated on suspicion of possession of child pornography.

An FBI spokeswoman said today that she could neither confirm nor deny that an investigation is underway. She did say that, to date, she was not aware of charges being filed against Pfeil.

School Committee chairman Pacifico DeCapua said the allegations against Pfeil, who has been a principal at the school of 330 students for six years, "came as a complete and total shock."

DeCapua said that faculty has been briefed with the limited information that the district knows and additional counselors have been brought into the school this week to help students.

Craig Consigli, who is the assistant principal at the Stacy Middle School has taken over for Pfeil, DeCapua said. There is no assistant principal at Middle School East.

Parents will meet tonight to discuss any issues they may have, DeCapua said.

“We want as little disruption as possible,” said DeCapua. “We have the right people in place and we’re all just trying to take this one day at a time.”

Pfeil could not be reached for comment.

-- Melissa Beecher

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