Crime & Courts

Misconduct allegation investigated after Airport High administrator fired

Cayce police are investigating alleged misconduct after an Airport High School assistant principal was fired, 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 Airport High School assistant principal Dawn Diimmler, Public Safety spokeswoman Ashley Hunter said Tuesday.

“The Cayce Department of Public Safety is currently investigating an allegation of misconduct by an employee of Airport High School,” Hunter said. “The school district notified the department of the alleged misconduct and requested that the department look into the matter.”

The agency did not identify the employee who is the subject of the misconduct investigation.

“This investigation is active and releasing further details at this time may jeopardize the integrity of the investigation,” Hunter said.

During a special Monday meeting, the Lexington School District Two school board approved a recommendation from the superintendent to terminate an assistant principal in the district. Lexington 2 spokeswoman Dawn Kujawa confirmed Tuesday morning that Diimmler was no longer employed with the school.

Diimmler was fired amid a district investigation into allegations she had an “unprofessional relationship” with a student, Lexington School District Two announced later Tuesday.

Airport High principal Brad Coleman remains on administrative leave, Kujawa said.

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