Gerald Deckerton was one of the suspects in the murder investigation of high school teacher Darcy Keller in A Fallen Hero (Case #5 of Toomeswood). Prior to that, he appeared as a quasi-suspect appearing in the events of To Pay A Deadly Price (Case #2 of Toomeswood) as well as the events of Too Young To Die (Case #4 of Toomeswood).
Gerald is the 52 year old principal of Perleyville Community Secondary School. He had a bald head with brown eyes. He also wore a black suit with a white dress shirt, as well as a purple tie. He also sports a gold watch on his left hand.
Events of Criminal Case
Gerald appeared later on in the main leg of the investigation after home economics teacher Brenda Reynolds reported a physical altercation between coach Brock Rothery and science teacher Jack Princeton. Without even listening to Jack's version of events, he decided that Brock was in the right which infuriated both Jack and Brenda. He also threatened to fire both members of the staff if they were caught harassing the coach any further.
After Brock was arrested for the murder, Gerald confronted and reprimanded Jack about his interrogating the coach, in spite of the proof he found about Brock's abuse of power within 25 years of coaching. However, Jordan backed up Jack by stating that Brock would be reported to the school board and warned Deckerton of the consequences of any further sweeping any breeches under the rug.
- Gerald resembles actor Ian Hart