- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - The longtime principal of a Cedar Rapids high school has resigned following questions about his response to an incident involving a substitute teacher charged with having sexual contact with a student.

KCRG-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2aGR5jp ) Ralph Plagman announced Tuesday that he will retire Wednesday after 35 years as principal at Washington High School. Plagman says in a statement that he’s leaving the position at the request of school district officials.

In his statement, Plagman alluded to the case of 24-year-old Mary Haglin, who was charged last month with sexual exploitation by a school employee.

Although the district initially barred Haglin from teaching at district schools, miscommunication enabled Haglin to work briefly as an elementary substitute at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.


Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com

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