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Middle school principal resigns amid sex, drug scandal


A middle school principal in Atlanta, Ga., has resigned after allegations surfaced that he had sex with a teacher inside of the school building, dated a student’s parent, and never punished a custodian who sold marijuana to students.

According to reports by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kelvin Griffin of Young Middle School engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a teacher while on campus.

During one incident, Griffin and the teacher locked themselves in an office. Security video shows that the teacher waited to see if the hallway was clear before motioning Griffin to join her in the office. Moments later, an assistant principal knocked on the door and the two remained silent.

Griffin was also accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a parent who volunteered at the school. And Griffin apparently didn’t reprimand a custodian who sold marijuana to students although the custodian was arrested on campus and eventually fired.

Griffin maintains his innocence and says that he believes that lies have been perpetuated by disgruntled employees who are looking to discredit his achievements.

He has hired a lawyer and will seek the best legal options moving forward.

Griffin resigned as principal from the school on Feb. 28.

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