The principal of a Catholic school that was considering giving credit to students for taking part in anti-abortion activities has been placed on paid leave.

David Hood is the principal at Christ the King School in Winnipeg.

Director of Catholic Education Robert Praznik, from the Archdiocese of Winnipeg Catholic Schools, said this is not a disciplinary action, but rather will give time for reflection as they sort out what happened, including a review of policies and procedures.

The school was considering the idea of giving a community service credit to kindergarten to Grade 8 students who take part in anti-abortion vigils outside the Health Sciences Centre, but the board of the school rejected the idea.