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Middle school principal under investigation, on leave amid allegations of misconduct at his other job

6 years 3 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, February 08 2018 Feb 8, 2018 February 08, 2018 6:02 PM February 08, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Southern University's head cheerleading coach has resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct Thursday.

According to a university spokesperson, two students accused Head Coach James Smith of inappropriate behavior. Smith immediately resigned upon being notified of the accusations Thursday.

An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

Smith also works as a principal at Brookstown Middle Magnet Academy. EBR Superintendent Warren Drake says Smith will not be at the school Friday and will instead report to Human Resources.

"The East Baton Rouge School System has placed Mr. Smith on administrative leave pending further investigation," a school district spokesperson said Friday morning. 

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