Airport High assistant principal fired; police investigating

Airport High School assistant principal Dawn Diimmler has been terminated, a school district spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.

Lexington School District Two spokeswoman Dawn Kujawa said Tuesday morning that Diimmler “is no longer employed with the district.”

Cayce police are now investigating, a spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.

The Cayce Department of Public Safety has an open investigation that deals with Monday’s vote by the Lexington School District Two board to fire Diimmler, Public Safety spokeswoman Ashley Hunter said Tuesday.

Diimmler is believed to be the administrator who was fired after a special meeting of the school board Monday night. Airport High principal Brad Coleman, who is on administrative leave, is still the principal, Kujawa said.

Additional details about why Diimmler is no longer employed were not immediately available.

Diimmler previously served as assistant principal at Pine Ridge Middle School, starting in 2012, according to reports in The State at the time.

Coleman was principal of Pine Ridge Middle from July 2012 to June 2016, when he became principal at Airport, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Coleman was the head football coach and athletics director at Brookland-Cayce High School for eight years and resigned from those positions in 2007, a year before he ran for the District 1 seat on Cayce City Council, according to archives.

During Monday’s meeting, the Lexington Two school board voted unanimously to accept a recommendation from the superintendent to terminate an assistant principal in the school district.

The State reporter Noah Feit contributed.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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