Lexington high school principal placed on administrative leave

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Published: Nov. 2, 2022 at 6:52 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2022 at 6:59 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Dunbar High School Principal Marlon Ball has been placed on administrative leave.

Ball is in his first year as the principal of Dunbar, after being hired this past summer.

“We are aware of the concerns raised by members of the Dunbar staff. Reports of this nature are taken seriously and will be fully investigated. Per our normal human resources procedures, Dunbar Principal Marlon Ball has been placed on administrative leave” Fayette County Public Schools said In a statement to WKYT.

The district did not specify the concerns raised.

A teacher told our news partners at the Herald Leader that the staff plans for move forward with a vote of no confidence.

It comes just days after the high school’s athletic director, Jason Howell, died.

The coroner told us Howell’s death is being investigated as a suicide.

In a statement from Fayette County Public Schools, the district says the community is grieving Howell’s passing.