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Former HHS assistant principal Hanna resigns as Franklin principal after DUI arrest

by | Jun 24, 2024 | News

A popular former Hopkinton High School assistant principal resigned from his job as principal of Franklin High School after an April drunk driving arrest.

Josh Hanna, 47, of Grafton, was arrested on April 6 at 8:28 p.m. for marked lanes violation, OUI-liquor, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, according to the Westborough Police Department’s police log.

The Franklin Observer reported on April 23 that Hanna was one of three recent town staff departures, but that the reason behind Hanna’s exit was unclear. This article noted that Hanna’s school X handle, @mrhanna_fhs, had been removed. It speculated that Hanna had been fired because Lucas Giguere, Franklin’s school superintendent, had not responded to it its requests for information by the time its article was published.

The Independent emailed Giguere on May 15 seeking comment because the school website showed that there now are two interim co-principals (Catherine Klein and Maria Weber).

“I am writing to share that Mr. Hanna resigned from his position as principal on May 1, 2024, for personal reasons,” Giguere shared in a reply email to the Independent. “We began the initial round of interviews and hope to name finalists by the end of the week.”

Hanna left his HHS role in June of 2020 to take on the Franklin position. An HHS graduate, he was the senior class president and captain of the school football team.

The Independent reached out to Hanna seeking comment but did not receive a response.


  1. Paddy Nealon

    This article is wildly unnecessary! Josh Hanna is a great administrator and even better person. Hopkinton benefited greatly from his presence during his time in town. Slow news day? I suppose we should expect former town employee updates going forward. SMH

    • Tom

      Josh Hanna is a complete clown. A good person? Have you or anyone in your family ever been a victim of irresponsible drunk driving? Sounds like you’ve had one too many just like your buddy Josh!

      • Paddy Nealon

        Hey “Tom”! Why don’t you go back to practice falling down school. You clearly have never met the guy. I stand by my takes. I am a better man because I know Josh.

  2. Glen Dawson

    So, it is okay to print an article about Josh Hanna getting arrested for drunk driving, but NOT okay to print an article about the School Committee member who was convicted not once, but TWICE for drunk driving? Why is that, Jerry? Which is more relevant to Hopkinton?

  3. Trina

    Not a good look at all.


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