Hillcrest Academy parents want teacher removed

Husband is convicted sex offender Howard Krupp

A group of parents at Laval's Hillcrest Academy wants to make sure a teacher at the school never gets to come in contact with their kids.

The third-grade teacher in question is married to Howard Krupp, the 67-year-old man who was arrested last month in Kirkland for following children.

He also has a child pornography conviction on his record, for which he received an 18-month conditional sentence a decade ago.

Anna Vespoli, a parent at Hillcrest, says some of the parents will be showing up at a meeting at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board's headquarters in Rosemere tonight, to make tghe point that she should be fired — or at the very least, assigned to some sort of desk job, away from the children.

"We feel like she's implicated — to what extent, we don't know, but we just don't feel safe," she says.

Krupp was re-arrested on Wednesday of last week outside Hillcrest, as he was sitting in his car. Two days later, the school sent a note to parents advising them of the arrest, and reminding parents and children to be careful around strangers.

Mrs. Krupp has been on a leave of absence from the school since Monday.

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  1. Emma posted on 12/05/2013 06:08 PM
    This is absolutely ridiculous. There is no evidence that she was at all involved or implicated in what her husband was doing. The article even says as much "We feel like she's implicated — to what extent, we don't know, but we just don't feel safe". There is no evidence. Is this to say that if one morning my husband decides to go and rob a bank I should be fired as a teacher because I am putting my students in danger by married to someone who committed a crime? Until there is evidence that the wife of Mr.Krupp was involved in this, she should not be fired.
    It truly amazes me that people that somehow with this kind of stuff - it truly is guilty until prove innocent and even when you are found innocent your reputation is completely tarnished anyhow.
    1. Kari posted on 12/06/2013 08:39 AM
      @Emma Hi Emma. I would usually agree with you, innocent until proven guilty.
      BUT, this man was convicted of child pornography years ago and she is still with him!
    2. Tara posted on 12/06/2013 03:22 PM
      @Emma How is inviting a convicted child sex offender with a restraining order to your elementary school ok?!?
  2. Kari posted on 12/05/2013 07:59 PM
    This woman is a teacher and has CHOSEN to stay married to this despicable creature that preys on children?
    She is just as dangerous as he is and should not be allowed anywhere near children.
  3. ric posted on 12/06/2013 08:25 AM
    What sensible woman would stay marries to a despicable pervert.
  4. Tara posted on 12/06/2013 03:16 PM
    When a woman knows her husband has a restraining order to keep away from children but still has him come pick her up at her work which is an elementary school she is definitely implicated.
    1. patricia posted on 12/10/2013 08:30 AM
      @Tara I agree. . Or she is denial that's he has changed... which in my opinion is just as bad. If not more dangerous cause she doesn't feel she has to be careful with him.
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