Georgia’s highest-ranking school superintendent resigned Monday amid an investigation into claims that he sexually harassed several female students.
The Georgia Department of Education confirmed the resignation of Carmel High School principal Kevin Davis after he was charged with harassment by a female student, and the school district said it would be seeking to remove him from his position.
A former teacher at Carmel told WSB-TV she was at the school in July when Davis allegedly made lewd comments and touched her inappropriately.
She said he did so in front of her classmates and told her he had to stop working at the high school.
“It was inappropriate,” she told the station.
“He had no idea what I was wearing, what I looked like.
He had no regard for my body, and I don’t think that’s appropriate.”
In a statement, the Georgia Department said the investigation was launched after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the office of the governor and the Georgia State Police came to the district’s headquarters, where the principal and the other two school officials were being interviewed.
The agency said Davis was fired from his post on Monday.
“We are proud of the work we have done as an institution to ensure the well-being of all of our students, and we are committed to working with our local school board and the state of Georgia to address these issues,” the statement said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.