SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. — As part of our countdown to 2022, Port City Daily is revisiting its most read stories of the year.
Coming in tenth is coverage of a former New Hanover High School student who went on the record with Port City Daily about having a relationship with her then-teacher in the early ’90s.
David Eugene Bostian, 59 — vice-principal of Noble Middle School — was arrested Apr. 2, after being charged with two counts of sexual offense. Claudia Gardner broke her 30-year silence to deputies about a two-year physical relationship she said she had with Bostian when she was 15 and 16.
New Hanover County Schools revealed Bostian resigned on the morning of Apr. 2, and at 9 a.m. the same day police were called to the vice-principal’s home where he was found dead in his driveway from a self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound.
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