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Former Pembroke Academy Dean Sentenced for Drug Possession

Mar 13, 2018

  A former dean of students at a Pembroke Academy in New Hampshire says her arrest for drug possession was the best thing that happened to her, because it forced her to face her addiction.

Rekha Luther apologized in court Monday while she was sentenced. Luther was sentenced to three months in jail and ordered to surrender her teaching certificate.

Prosecutors say Luther was arrested in 2016 with fentanyl and steroids on school property, and they had asked for a one-year jail sentence.

After outcry from students and faculty, the Pembroke School Board has overturned a decision to change the title of the top job at Pembroke Academy from "headmaster" to "principal."

The Concord Monitor reports the school board voted 3-2 late Tuesday night to reverse its earlier decision.

The board voted last fall to change the title to principal, the rationale being that it's a more fitting title for a public school.

A battle is brewing at Pembroke Academy, and it’s all over a name.

Hundreds of people, including many staff and students, have signed a petition opposing the local school board’s decision to switch the title of the school’s top job from headmaster to principal.