Waterbury Principal on Leave, Accused of Drunken Incident

By Stephanie O'Connell
|  Wednesday, May 29, 2013  |  Updated 6:35 PM EDT
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Waterbury Police arrested the Principal of Bunker Hill Elementary for Disorderly Conduct; parents react.

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Waterbury Police arrested the Principal of Bunker Hill Elementary for Disorderly Conduct; parents react.

A elementary school principal in Waterbury has been placed on leave after a drunken night landed him behind bars, according to police.

Brian Goggin, principal of Bunker Hill Elementary School, has been removed from the school and is on paid leave.

Police said Goggin was arrested on Monday morning while trying to enter a downtown bar at 2:35 a.m.

According to Acting Deputy Chief Christopher Corbett, a police sergeant saw Goggin trying to enter Boru's Bar & Grill on West Main Street and informed him that the bar was closed.

Goggin then tried to walk away, but stumbled and stepped into oncoming traffic, according to police. The sergeant grabbed Goggin and pulled him to the curb.

When Goggin tried to walk away again, he was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and released on a promise to appear in court.

In May 2010, Goggin was placed on administrative leave when he was charged with drunken-driving after leaving a strip club in Berlin.

He was allowed to return to work in August of that year after agreeing to partake in a treatment program.

Supervising Vice Principal Shrelta Taylor will oversee Bunker Hill in Goggin's absence.

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