Everett principal's video causes controversy
EVERETT, Mass. (WHDH) -- A local high school principal is facing questions about a video he made and showed to his students. Some are calling it disturbing.
It’s no surprise you can already find it on YouTube; a violent video shot at Everett High School. The more surprising twist is that the starring role is played by the school's new principal.
The video depicts a terrified woman, burning swing sets, empty classrooms, a man roaming the hallways, and a menacing message.
The Naumannator is Erick Naumann. He made the video to introduce himself to the students at Everett High School where he's the new principal.
He started that job a couple weeks ago.
“The violent portrayal is what's upsetting parents,” said Fred Foresteire, Everett Schools Superintendent.
His dramatic introduction is working its way around the internet and it's raising some alarm.
“It’s inappropriate for a school setting especially given the atmosphere across the country as a result of the situations we’ve been having in schools,” said Foresteire.
Fred Foresteire, the Superintendent of Everett Schools, calls his principal a respected man, a good leader and a visionary.
He didn't' see the video before the principal played it during morning announcements.
“He made the wrong decision. It sends the wrong message. That is not what we do here,” said Foresteire.
If a student made something like this for class, the superintendent says there would be consequences.
Naumann couldn't be reached for comment, but the school committee will decide what to make of his video message.