School teacher Alasdair Hay was directing traffic and keeping children safe during a busy after-school pick-up outside Rotorua Intermediate School. The February afternoon quickly changed when Hay was punched in the head, knocked to the ground and suffered a serious concussion in front of students and parents for telling one car to follow the line of traffic. Sheldon Tawhiti-Ormsby has pleaded guilty to the assault and was due to be sentenced last week but failed to appear in court. The school principal told Cira Olivier he was disappointed.

Rotorua Intermediate School principal Garry de Thierry is disappointed the man who