A high school principal in Atlantic County was arrested Wednesday on charges of child pornography and endangering the welfare of children. Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said 48-year-old Pleasantville High School principal Edward Bonek was on the job a year before his arrest Wednesday.
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Bonek served as interim principal as well as vice principal at Pleasantville High School before he was promoted to principal last year. The disgraced principal is being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility where he is waiting for his first hearing on third-degree charges of possession and sharing of images featuring child sexual abuse.
The Superintendent at the high school, Clarence Alston said she had just learned of the arrest. "I’m still trying to wrap my head around everything," Alston said. She also added she recommended him for the full-time position.
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