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Former P.E.I. vice-principal who stalked ex-girlfriend hired at Nunavut school

<p>Gregory Campbell leaves the Supreme Court in Charlottetown Friday after his request for a stay on his sentence was denied. Campbell, a former vice-principal at Stonepark Intermediate School, is serving 90 days for criminal harassment of his ex-girlfriend.</p>
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Gregory Campbell leaves the Supreme Court in Charlottetown in this file photo. -The Guardian

A former Stonepark Intermediate School vice-principal who was sentenced to 90 days in jail in 2016 for stalking his ex-girlfriend is now working in a Nunavut school.

Iqaluit-based Nunatsiaq News recently reported Gregory Campbell has been working as principal at Nasivvik High School in Pond Inlet, Nunavut.

Campbell was sentenced in provincial court in Charlottetown in 2016 after pleading guilty to two counts of criminal harassment.

That plea came during a trial that heard from Campbell’s ex-girlfriend who testified he made her life a “living hell.”

Related: Gregory Campbell pleads guilty to criminal harassment

At the time, Campbell was vice-principal of Stonepark Intermediate School where his duties included teaching students about healthy relationships.

He also had another job doing surveillance work.

The court heard Campbell sent the victim hundreds of messages, he followed her and at one point told her he was watching her apartment to see if she was home.

Related: Former vice principal gives tearful apology in P.E.I. court

Nunatsiaq News reported the government of Nunavut hired Campbell as Nasivvik High School’s principal after a job competition in the fall.

Pond Inlet is a community of about 1,300 people on the northern coast of Baffin Island.

Nasivvik High School has about 200 students from Grade 7 to 12.

Related: Former vice-principal Gregory Campbell gets 90 days for criminal harassment

Nunatsiaq News reported a criminal record check was required for the position, but a Nunavut Education Department human resources manual said a record does not necessarily prevent employment.

Before his sentencing in Charlottetown in 2016, Campbell told the court he lost his jobs as vice-principal and doing surveillance work.

 

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