MANCHESTER, NH — Below is the police account of the events and investigation details leading to the arrest of Sarah Lynch. Lynch, a former principal at Webster Elementary School, was arrested on Feb. 1, charged with fabricating a report of a burglary at her residence on North Adams Street.
Lynch was held over the weekend without bail and appeared in court on Feb. 4.
Lynch appeared Monday at Hillsborough County Superior Court, and was released from custody by Superior Court Judge Diane Nicolosi who said Lynch must seek a mental health examination within 72 hours.
According to the Union Leader, Lynch’s attorney Anthony Sculimbrene argued that Lynch should not be detained further by the court, and that she had the support of her family.
Lynch was fired by the school district in 2018, and filed a lawsuit a short time later naming the district, superintendent and assistant superintendent, alleging that the district was not staffed to support the program at Webster for students with emotional and behavioral disorders.