Letter: How did convict get hired for school?
I was appalled when I read "Cops: Principal had sex with teen grad" [News, March 21]. I understand that a person is not guilty until convicted, but that is not my point.
The fact is that John O'Mard had a previous criminal record and spent a year in jail. How on Earth does an individual with a conviction record become the principal of a public school?
I have worked in the securities industry for more than 30 years. In my capacity, I could not hire any person with a conviction record.
However, a person with two convictions, to whom we entrust our children and who is paid with public tax money, received a high-profile job in the school system.
Where is the line drawn here?
Bob McDonough, Cold Spring Harbor