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South Carolina principal resigns after assistant fired

March 30, 2018

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A school principal in South Carolina has resigned after an assistant principal was fired after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

Local media outlets reported that Airport High School Principal Brad Coleman is stepping down in June from the West Columbia school.

Lexington School District Two spokeswoman Dawn Kujawa said Thursday that Coleman will continue on paid administrative leave until he steps down. He has been on suspension since February when then-assistant principal Dawn Diimmler was fired for having an “unprofessional relationship with a student.”

Diimmler was charged with sexual battery in Cayce and Columbia, accused of having sex with a 19-year-old Airport student.

Kujawa said Coleman had been offered the opportunity to return to the job he’s had since 2016.

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