Parents want teacher married to pedophile gone

Howard Krupp. (Handout)

Howard Krupp. (Handout)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:49 PM ET

LAVAL, Que. — Parents at Hillcrest Academy in suburban Montreal want the school to remove a teacher whose husband is a convicted pedophile.

Fifty parents met on Wednesday evening to request the suspension of the teacher, whose husband was charged on Nov. 21 with criminal harassment against two children.

Howard Krupp, 67, was the subject of a police alert after children were allegedly approached by a man in west-end Montreal. Krupp has prior convictions for possession of child pornography.

Hillcrest parents became outraged when Krupp allegedly came to the school to pick up his wife earlier this semester.

Bail conditions stipulate that he must stay at least 500 metres from elementary schools.

Some parents told QMI Agency they'll keep their children home if the teacher shows up at school again.

"My daughter only returned to school because she had a substitute teacher," said one father, who wouldn't give his name. "I'm studying this situation day by day."

Another parent says the children, and even the teacher, are suffering.

"She's not in a condition to be able to teach," the parent said. "She cries on the phone constantly, the children have witnessed it. This is a rigorous person, she has to make the right decision."

The Sir. Wilfrid Laurier School Board refused to say if the teacher would remain at the school.


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