Judge bans Principal’s attacker from St Joseph’s school grounds

The man accused of assaulting Peter Ahern, the principal of St Joseph’s School in Upper Hutt, has been told not to enter school grounds.

Daniel Wilson, 39, appeared in Upper Hutt District Court on Wednesday 19 December, where he was remanded on bail until January.

Wilson, the uncle of a pupil at the school, is not to enter St Joseph’s grounds or to approach Ahern and one other person.

Wilson went with another person to the school last Wednesday to voice  concern about a man who had been seen visiting the school.

Parents had learned that this man, who is in his 60s, had been convicted of paedophile offences more than 20 years ago.

According to Ahern the meeting had been amicable until, at its conclusion, the assault happened.

Ahern needed stitches for a split head and had bruised ribs after the incident, likened to a ‘home invasion” by the school’s board of trustees chairman Mark Petersen.

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