LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Lexington Two officials have released a statement after a Airport High School assistant principal was fired Monday night following a special board meeting.
Citing allegations of an "unprofessional relationship with a student," Lexington Two said they fired Assistant Principal Dawn Diimmler on Monday night following an investigation that turned up potential criminal activity.
District officials notified the Cayce Department of Public Safety on Jan. 30.
Diimmler was originally placed on administrative leave Monday alongside Principal Brad Coleman. But district officials met Monday night and decided to fire Diimmler instead and keep Coleman on leave.
Officials with the Cayce DPS confirmed Tuesday they were investigating the school and doing their "due diligence" in the matter.
In a statement, Cayce DPS said:
Dawn Kujawa, the district's spokeswoman did not elaborate further on the circumstances surrounding Diimmler's firing.
"Generally, the district can place an employee on administrative leave for any number of reasons," Kujawa said via email. "I also can tell you that, whenever a certified employee is placed on administrative leave, that leave generally is paid, as required by state law."