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Principal Resigns

Springfield, OH: (Mar-13-08) The Springfield City Schools board of education brought charges against South High School Assistant Principal Karl Perkins, over his writings of erotic poetry, stating that the writing was unbecoming to the teaching profession. The suit indicated that Perkins's poems contained sexually-explicit material that was downloaded from a Web site by a student. Apart from that, the Principal's personnel file contained no other instance of alleged misconduct in his two years as an administrator with the district.

After the poems became public, many of those students protested in support of Perkins on Feb. 17, 2008, a week after the district started investigating his writings. District officials said that a resolution has been reached in the controversial case, in which Karl Perkins has resigned over his writings under the pseudonym Antonio Love titled "Love Songs and Sex Versus, Vol. 1".

Sources said that the Mar. 10, 2008 deal, retroactive to Feb. 8,includes a $20,800 buyout of a portion of Perkins's contract. Additionally, the district also agreed to pay for attorney and legal fees. Perkins, 33, was under contract with the district through the 2008-09 school years. [SPRINGFIELD NEWS-SUN: EROTIC POEMS SAGA: ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL PERKINS RESIGNS]

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Published on Mar-16-08


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