WILMINGTON (CBS) — The superintendent in Wilmington is facing a drunk driving charge, and it’s the second time a school official there has been in trouble with the law in recent weeks.
Mary Delai was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol in August, WBZ-TV has learned.
Parents and students say the allegations are concerning, but also add that she’s innocent until proven guilty.
“I was shocked a little bit, but it happens,” student Kacie Bourrell said.
Where the superintendent was heading or what prompted police to stop her is unclear.
“I wouldn’t want to removed from my job because of something that may have happened or not, that’s not true,” parent Dennis Bourrell said.
Delai was not home to comment when WBZ-TV knocked on her door Sunday. But Massachusetts State Police say she was driving drunk in Salem, where she lives.
The Wilmington School Committee says it’s aware of the situation and plans to issue a statement after meeting in an executive session Monday night.
The superintendent recently allowed a high school teacher to return to his job after he was charged with domestic violence.
According to Delai’s LinkedIn page, she’s worked for the school district for several years.