Calif principal guilty of failing to report abuse

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California jury has convicted a former San Jose principal of failing to report suspected sexual abuse of a child by a teacher.

Lyn Vijayendran was found guilty Monday of the misdemeanor after jurors deliberated for two days.

The former principal of O.B. Whaley Elementary School was sentenced to six months court probation, $602 in fines and 100 hours of community service.

Vijayendran testified Thursday that the teacher appeared forthright when he told her an incident during which he allegedly blindfolded a second-grade girl and put something in her mouth was part of a lesson plan.

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