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Punxsutawney School Board to make decision after Co-Principal faces multiple criminal issues

PUNXSUTAWNEY – The Punxsutawney School Board will soon meet to deal with a situation involving a co-principal at the high school facing multiple criminal issues.

According to Jefferson County Court documents, 45-year-old Paul Hetrick has been arrested three times since September.

Hetrick was reportedly arrested for DUI in September, then for violating a protection from abuse order in October and again in December.

Punxsutawney School Board President Matt Kengersky said “The school district is following the necessary policies and procedures regarding personnel matters … and takes accountability seriously.”

The next scheduled meeting of the board is January 5th.