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?

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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