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Ashburnham Elementary School Principal Fired Over Husband's Arrest for Sexual Assault

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    Ashburnham Elementary School Principal Fired Over Husband's Arrest for Sexual Assault
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    A Massachusetts school district has fired an elementary school principal whose husband was arrested for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old school employee.

    A spokeswoman for former John R. Briggs Elementary School Principal Andrea McGrath says she was fired Wednesday after more than a month on administrative leave.

    The Sentinel & Enterprise reports McGrath's husband, James, is accused of sexually assaulting the employee four times while he worked as a substitute custodian.

    Spokeswoman Susan Shelby says Andrea McGrath denies any wrongdoing, and she plans to sue the Ashburnham school district. McGrath had served as principal since 2011.

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    The school superintendent says the district does not comment on personnel matters.

    James McGrath's criminal case is still pending.

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