Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 12:39 p.m.
The Fullerton Union High School
assistant principal who gave the hook
to a gay student during the Mr. Fullerton
pageant earlier this month will apparently return to teaching next school year.
In the meantime, Joe Abell will resume his role as assistant principal on Wednesday, according to the Fullerton Joint Union High School District.
Abell pulled Kearian Giertz from the pageant after he said he supported gay marriage and hoped it would become legal in California. Abell later publicly apologized to Giertz, and George J. Giokaris, superintendent of the school district, said Giertz's statements did not violate any school rules.
According to an Orange County Register report, Abell was removed from the campus on Monday, and was working in the district office.
But in a statement released today, Giorkas says Abell will return to the campus on Wednesay, and has been granted a request -- which he submitted in January -- to teach again in the 2012-13 school year: