The East Hampton school community is grieving after the principal of East Hampton High School passed away suddenly Sunday.
John Fidler has been the principal of East Hampton High School since 2011 and involved in the district for many years.
“The news is hard for our teachers, staff, students, and families because John has been well-loved by the East Hampton Community for years,” wrote Superintendent Paul K. Smith in a statement posted on Facebook.
Hippy Rodriguez, who recently graduated from East Hampton High School, was very upset to learn the news.
“It kind of actually broke my heart because I looked up to him. I wanted to kind of be a teacher like him, more like a principal. Looked up to him,” Rodriguez said.
The community is invited to visit the high school Monday between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to leave cards, flowers and other tributes to Fidler.