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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.


  1. SMGDH on March 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Burn public school burn.. It’s over kiddies face it. Homeschool or have enough money to pay for private school or you’ll get trash like this in charge of your children who will help lead them right to the penal system..

  2. NIK on March 7, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Well, at least he wasn’t having sex with any of the students! Still very gross though!

    • MzMaryPie2U on March 17, 2014 at 9:19 am

      that was my exact thought … sad world we live in where we know this is still wrong but we are willing to accept it as the lesser of 2 evils

  3. Anela Tea-ana Claiborne on March 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    What gets me is they was sweating some teachers who might have may have changed a few answers on testing so school could get more money in southwest atlanta high crime drug area brand new school though if they did change answers I see why if this type stuff is going on in and out the school. I wouldnt resign If Im innocent. Who does that. I hope he wasnt in school like Steve Harvey Hightowering and sleeping with the teachers and dealing weed. To much.