Ali RosenOct 27, 2017, 9:25 pmOct 30, 2017, 11:48 am

Nanuet principal reassigned after accusations of rape, sexual harassment

A teacher has accused Vincent Carella of allegedly seeking sex in return for favors and preferential treatment

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NANUET — A longtime principal in the Nanuet School District has been reassigned after allegations of rape and sexual harassment.

According to our partners at the Journal News, the allegations against Vincent Carella were made by a teacher and date back to 2003.

Parents were informed of Carella's reassignment to an administrative position within the school district via a letter from the Superintendent, Marc McNeill. The email, while not specifically stating what happened, says:

"It is not the practice of the Nanuet School District to publicly comment on pending personal matters due to confidentiality. However, a recent internal investigation involving Dr. Carella has been widely speculated about in the community. On Thursday, a legal claim against Dr. Carella and the District was filed prompting the Board of Education, School Administrators and me to take action and to share limited information."

The superintendent also made clear in the letter that no students were involved in the matter.

The teacher, whose name remains private, has filed a $1 million claim against the school district. The teacher alleges that Carella sought sex in return for favors and preferential treatment within the school.

Superintendent McNeill has informed parents that the Director of Guidance, Michael Mahoney, has been named the acting principal at this time.

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