Principal attacked by angry mob in Peruvian high school

(CBS) - Angry students and parents mobbed a high school and attacked the headmaster in Lima, Peru.

The crowd accused Felix Leonardo Nuna of misappropriating school funds and getting drunk on campus.

Police officers guarding the school were unable to fend off the mob as it charged the National Vitarte high school, smashing windows and breaking doors.

The crowd dragged him to the school's patio where they flogged and assaulted him.

"He steals money. He doesn't do anything, he steals money," one student shouted.

Teacher Zoila Durand said that Nuna has created "complete disorder" in the five years he has served as headmaster.

"It is pure drunkenness. There are no controls over the incoming money. He doesn't want to report on the costs the school faces," Durand said.

Police used tear gas to break up the crowd and escorted Nuna away from the chaos to protect him.

The headmaster was not arrested. Instead, Carmen Najarro, a representative from the Ministry of Education, said she needed to see proof before she could take action.

"The director can only be removed with a sanctions resolution (which requires proof). I wouldn't be able to remove him any other way," Najarro said.

Nuna has denied the accusations. His whereabouts are currently unknown and officials did not say if he would return to the school.