LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The assistant principal of the Riverview Opportunity Center in Bullitt County resigned last week after he was questioned by police, an attorney for the Bullitt County Board of Education confirmed Tuesday.
Jeff Morning II resigned his job effective May 13, according to board attorney Eric Farris of the Shepherdsville law firm Buckman Farris & Mills.
Personnel records obtained by WDRB News show Morning was placed on paid suspension on May 6 as the district investigated alleged violations of district policies regarding use of personal telecommunication devices, access to electronic media and disrupting the educational process.
In his resignation letter, Morning said he "will have a battle to fight and you are not in the position to fight with me."
"I hate to have to leave with so many things left unaccomplished, but circumstance has dictated our separation for the betterment of all," Morning said in the letter. "I apologize to everyone who was stuck cleaning up after me, and I express nothing but love for this district and its people."
Farris said Morning's resignation came after he was interviewed by police at his school assignment, but he declined to elaborate on the reason behind the former assistant principal's departure.
"The district is unable to comment further due to a pending internal investigation and it is believed that a criminal investigation may be pending in the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office," Farris said in a statement to WDRB News. "The district is unable to confirm that the resignation is related to the criminal investigation."
Morning did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Bullitt County Sheriff's Office could not immediately be reached for comment.
Riverview Opportunity Center houses the College and Career Readiness Center, the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science Program, and the Teenage Parenting Program.
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