Report: Florida principal resigns amid sex harassment probe - FOX 35 News Orlando

Report: Florida principal resigns amid sex harassment probe

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A Zephyrhills High School principal who abruptly resigned Friday did so amid a sexual harassment investigation, Tampa Bay Online is reporting.

Steve Van Gorden is also the city's mayor.

Records released Tuesday by the Pasco County School District say Van Gorden made suggestive remarks to school employees on numerous occasions. One worker who gave a written statement to the school district said male teachers and Van Gorden often ranked female staff members by their appearance, and Van Gorden had said about her, "I would hit that."

Despite stepping down from his position as principal at Zephyrhills High, Gorden said he has no plans to resign as mayor, the website reported.

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