Charter Academy principal: ‘We took immediate measures’

Print Article

A letter from Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy Principal Dan Nicklay was posted this morning on the school’s Facebook page. It is in response to news that Charter vice-principal Nichole Thiel is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old in Bonner County in December 2015 while Thiel was employed by the Lake Pend Oreille School District.

Nicklay wrote:

“In light of the recent news concerning our Vice Principal, Mrs. Thiel, I want to assure you that the Academy board and administration take our responsibility to our families seriously, and that we have taken all of the measures necessary to ensure the safety of our students while protecting the rights of our employee.

The unfortunate headline aside, it is important to note that the accusations are based on her employment before she came to the Academy. We did all due diligence during the hiring process, and were not made aware of anything that would have influenced our eventual hiring decision. It is also very important for you to know that we took immediate measures upon learning of the accusations.

I understand that some may feel blindsided by the revelation of this news, but we were advised by our attorney to remove Mrs. Thiel from the school setting and not share any details until and unless charges were officially filed. At this point, you know as much as we do.

Please know that we will continue to do everything we can to ensure the continued safety of our students.”

Read the complete Press story here: Charter Academy Administrator Facing Sex Battery Charge

Print Article

Read More News

Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

AP

May 27, 2017 at 4:08 am | SRINAGAR, India (AP) — One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Saturday after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a prom...

Comments

Read More

Driver of boat in fatality is sued

May 26, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press The mother of a Gonzaga student who died in a boating crash on Lake Coeur d’Alene has filed a lawsuit in First District Court against the operator of one of the vessels involved in the July 30 collis...

Comments

Read More

CAMERON: When we say us, we really mean you

May 26, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Stroll around town, and soon enough you’ll hear something about a “battle” between the newspaper and a local school district. The publication named in the juicy piece of gossip is this one, The Pres...

Comments

Read More

Local kids take award at robotics tourney

May 26, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press RATHDRUM — A North Idaho STEM Charter Academy team was awarded first-place honors at an international robotics competition in California on May 21. The STEM Charter team — “Them Donuts” — competed a...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2017 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X