The Haverford School reinstates headmaster
The Board of Trustees at The Haverford School has reinstated John Nagl as headmaster.
The Board of Trustees at the Haverford School has reinstated John Nagl as headmaster of the prestigious Main Line school just one week after prosecutors withdrew an assault charge against him.
According to a letter from board Chairman William C. Yoh, the decision was based on a “through and objective assessment of what remains a deeply personal matter involving Dr. Nagl and his family.”
Nagl’s reinstatement will take effect this Friday.
Nagl was suspended from his position as the head of school following his being charged by Haverford police with an assault charge Oct. 10. The charge was later withdrawn by Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan.
“In reviewing the case in its entirety, including affidavits, witness statements, additional evidence and personal interviews, although there was probable cause for police to effectuate this arrest, we believe there is insufficient evidence to proceed with the prosecution of this case. Therefore we are withdrawing the charge (simple assault M3) filed Oct. 10, 2016 and closing the file,” the statement signed by Whelan read.
Yoh added that he met with Nagl following the board’s decision where he expressed his sincere regret on the matter.
“We appreciate the support of the Haverford School community as our family goes through a difficult time of healing and as I personally reflect on how I can grow as a father and as a leader. I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to resume duties as the school’s headmaster and continue our important work of preparing boys for life,” Nagl said in a statement.
“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to resume duties as the school’s headmaster and continue our important work of preparing boys for life.” — John Nagl