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Assistant principal at a Lexington County school fired

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Here are five facts about Airport High School, located in West Columbia, South Carolina.
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Here are five facts about Airport High School, located in West Columbia, South Carolina.

An assistant principal at a Lexington School District Two school has been fired following a special meeting by the school board Monday.

Earlier in the day Monday, the top two administrators at Airport High School were placed on administrative leave.

The principal of Airport High School, Brad Coleman, is on administrative leave, according to Lexington School District Two spokesperson Dawn Kujawa. Assistant principal Dawn Diimmler has been terminated, the district confirmed Tuesday morning.

No additional information was made available on specific personnel matters, Kujawa said before the school board held a special-called meeting Monday.

At that meeting, the Lexington 2 school board voted unanimously to accept Superintendent Dr. William James’ recommendation that an assistant principal in the school district be terminated. It was revealed Tuesday that Diimmler was the employee who was let go.

Kujawa confirmed no further action has been taken against Coleman.

“The principal is still the principal,” she said following the special meeting.

According to the agenda for the special meeting, a personnel matter and legal advice were to be discussed during the board’s executive session.

It first appeared that Coleman and Diimmler were on paid leave.

“Whenever a certified employee is placed on administrative leave, that leave generally is paid, as required by state law,” Kujawa said.

The administrative leave was referred to as “disciplinary actions,” according to wistv.com.

The State’s Teddy Kulmala contributed this this story.

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