NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The president of the prestigious Regis High School is being ousted over sexual misconduct claims.
Father Daniel Lahart was placed on administrative leave in late February, pending an investigation.READ MORE: Laru Beya Collective In The Rockaways Brings Surfing To Kids Who May Not Otherwise Had The Chance To Try It
In a statement issued Monday, the board of trustees said Fr. Lahart is being removed for cause.READ MORE: South Carolina Man Convicted In Murder Of New Jersey College Student Samantha Josephson
“Based on the findings of the third party investigator, that Fr. Lahart engaged in inappropriate and unwelcome verbal communications and physical conduct, all of sexual nature, with adult members of the Regis community,” the statement read in part.
The school said the allegations did not involve students past or present.MORE NEWS: 'We Love You': Athletes, Fans Offer Support To Simone Biles After She Withdrew From Olympics Gymnastics Team Final
An interim president has been appointed, and Fr. Lahart’s termination will take effect April 21.