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Almost 15,000 people sign petition in support of suspended Manor Lakes principal

Almost 15,000 people have signed an online petition in support of suspended Manor Lakes principal Steve Warner.

It comes after a video emerged of Mr Warner dragging a pupil across the schoolyard.

Manor Lakes parent Mark England told Neil Mitchell he’s a part of a campaign to get Mr Warner reinstated.

Neil asked if any politicians have taken notice of the petition.

“From the education minister I’ve had just a generic ‘thanks for your correspondence’ email,” Mark said.

“Tim Pallas was similar.”

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Mark said the school community still has no idea what is going to happen to Mr Warner, and a substitute principal has been employed in the interim.

“Justice needs to be swift for everyone involved,” Neil said.

“I still think the government and ministers jumped to judgement too quickly there.”

The Department of Education issued 3AW the following statement:

“An independent investigation into this matter is currently under way. This incident has also been referred to the police.

“In accordance with established processes, the principal will not be at the school until all investigations are finalised and a decision is made concluding this matter.

“The Department is committed to ensuring this investigation is completed as soon as possible.”