Students at Scarsdale school don stickers in support of suspended principal
Students at one Scarsdale high school are taking a visible stand in support of their suspended school principal. On Thursday, they wore stickers on their jackets supporting the return of Robert Billings. The principal of the Immaculate Heart of Mary School for the past 20 years was suspended last week. Many parishioners are now placing the blame with the pastor of the parish, Father Robert Verrigni. The school is in one of the wealthiest Catholic parishes in Westchester, bringing in an estimated $17,000 to $20,000 a week in donations. Some parishioners, however, say that number has dropped significantly because of what they call Verrigini's erratic behavior and financial mismanagement. Many say they believe Billings? suspension was a way to divert attention away from the problems surrounding Verrigini. Parents have been trying to get answers from the archdiocese, but they've been told due to legal issues no information can be given out.
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