GROSSE POINTE (WWJ) – Shock and disappointment was the response among many students arriving for class at Grosse Pointe South High School Monday morning, following the bombshell that their principal and assistant principal quit after the district discovered “inappropriate adult images” on their school computers.
The district told parents Sunday that Principal Allan Diver and Assistant Principal Brandon Slone have both resigned.
WWJ Newsradio 950’s Ron Dewey spoke with student Kayla May, who said she and her classmates were kept in the dark.
“They should’ve talked to us about it. Because, not only do we represent South, South represents us, the administration. So, it’s pretty serious to us,” Kayla said.
“Kids are walking around… we don’t know what’s going on. Teachers are whispering, like it’s a secret,” she said.
Calvin Clyde couldn’t believe the news, saying the principal always seemed like a good guy.
“I’d see Mr. Diver walking around the hallway a lot. He’s encouraging kids, you know. He’s active. I don’t know… To be honest, I’m shocked,” he said.
Parents did not want to comment about the resignations, one yelling at reporters that they were wasting their time with something, he said, was not a story.
In a letter posted on the Grosse Pointe Public School System’s website, Superintendent Suzanne Klein said the district recently started investigating violations of its technology use policies. Klein said students were “not involved in any way” with the case.
Assistant Principal Joan Murphy will serve as acting principal for the rest of the school year.