Principal resigns after allegations of affair with teacher, drugs on campus

by: Tom Regan Updated:


ATLANTA - An internal investigation by Atlanta Public Schools said the principal of Jean Childs Young Middle School in Southwest Atlanta  had an inappropriate romantic relationship with a teacher and failed to investigate rumors that a custodian had sold marijuana to sixth-grade students.

Former principal Kelvin Griffin denied the allegations of an affair when he was questioned by investigators.
The report stated there was hallway security camera video showing the teacher, Kimberly Warner, looking to see if the "coast was clear" after spending time after hours in her locked office with Griffin.

After she left, the report states the principal was seen walking out. The report concluded Griffin violated polices prohibiting romantic relations between an employee and a subordinate employee.
The investigation said the principal also neglected to check into reports that a custodian was selling drugs to students.

That custodian was arrested for marijuana possession on campus, but was not charged with dealing drugs.

Griffin told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he had no knowledge of rumors of sales to students until after the custodian was arrested. He says all allegations in the report were false and based on rumor and innuendo, according to the AJC.
Channel 2 Action News attempted to reach Griffin for a comment but could not leave a message on his listed number.

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