25 Feb 2016

Peeping principal likely to face disciplinary action

2:51 pm on 25 February 2016

A Northland principal who lurked on the property of a woman teacher over the holidays is likely to face disciplinary action from the Education Council.

David Bargh

David Bargh Photo: Supplied

David Bargh - the head of Dargaville High School - pleaded guilty in the Whangarei District Court yesterday to three charges of lurking, loitering, peeping and peering near a dwelling.

He told police he felt disgusted with himself, but kept doing it until he was eventually caught when a neighbour called the police.

The Education Council's manager of teacher practice Andrew Greig said Mr Bargh had a previously unblemished record and the case was a sad one.

He said the council had very high expectations of principals and it seemed likely the case will go to the Teachers' Disciplinary Tribunal.

Mr Greig said the Education Council expected Mr Bargh to sign an undertaking this afternoon that he would not teach while he was under investigation.

The Dargaville principal has been on leave since his arrest on the peeping tom charges in late January.