Mass. superintendent placed on leave amid trespassing charge

AP News
Posted: Nov 06, 2015 8:59 AM

MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts school superintendent has been placed on indefinite leave after allegedly barging into a student's home uninvited to see if she actually lived there.

The Cape Cod Times reports ( the Mashpee School Committee voted unanimously Thursday night to place Superintendent Brian Hyde on paid leave following a 45-minute closed-door emergency meeting.

Hyde pleaded not guilty earlier Thursday to charges of breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor and trespass. His next court date is Nov. 13.

Marilyn King, the mother of a Mashpee Middle-High School student, says Hyde entered her home in September without permission, rummaged through her daughter's belongings and angrily demanded to know where the 17-year-old slept.

Hyde has said he invited into the home to do a routine residency check.


Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times,