11/01/2013 03:41 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 10:52 EST

Danforth Collegiate VP arrested after student flees police

The vice-principal of a secondary school in east Toronto has been arrested and charged with obstructing a peace officer, after he allegedly helped a wanted student flee police.

The 49-year-old school administrator at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute was arrested Thursday by police at 54 Division.

The student, who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was being sought by police for outstanding warrants on his arrest, in connection with an incident on Wednesday.

Police arrived at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute, but investigators allege that the educator helped the young person leave the school, which is located at 800 Greenwood Ave.

The Aurora man was charged with one count of obstructing a peace officer. The young person was eventually arrested as well on an unrelated matter.

The vice-principal is due to appear at College Park court on Dec. 12.

The TDSB also sent out a letter Friday to parents informing them that the administrator was arrested and is facing a charge that "stems from an alleged incident that took place on school property."

The letter, signed by school principal Denise Martins, states that the charges are not being taken lightly, and that "[p]ending an outcome of this matter, [the suspect] will not be at the school and will be replaced with an interim vice-principal."

Anyone with more information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).