It’s really a shame when you’re a parent at your child’s school and you still aren’t able to protect them from danger. It’s even worse when that danger comes in the form of their middle school principal, desperate enough to commit the lewd act with your child with you just outside the room.
According to the Huffington Post, a former middle school principal in North Carolina is facing some serious charges, including the s*xual assault of a student. The child’s parent stood unsuspectingly right outside of the room as it happened.
The principal’s name is David Ellis Edwards. The 49 was was arrested on Friday and charged with second-degree forcible s*x offense, s*xual acts with a student, taking indecent liberties with a minor and crimes against nature.
Sadly, authorities say the victim is not the first. Between 2009 and 2011, Edwards allegedly m0lested a minimum of three boys between the ages of 11 and 14. One of the incidents reportedly occurred inside of Edward’s office. Shockingly, the child’s parent was nearby in a waiting area.
In August, Edwards resigned from his position as principal from Douglas Byrd Middle School. He had worked at the institution since 2010, as reported by WNCN. Prior to his position there, he served as principal of Ramsey Street Alternative School. Authorities believe the two schools encompass the totality of the s*xual assaults committed by Edwards. However, sheriff’s spokeswoman Debbie Tanna told the Fayetteville Observer that authorities “believe there were more than the three victims.”
The county school system has denied having any prior knowledge of Edwards’ pending investigation. They said he had informed them that the reason for his resignation had been to pursue other educational opportunities.