Assistant principal in Atlanta resigns after sex scandal - CBS46 News

Assistant principal in Atlanta resigns after sex scandal

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An assistant principal at Deerwood Academy Elementary School in Atlanta has resigned after an investigation found he had sex with an employee while on the job.

Investigators said they had clear cell phone video of Carnell Lee and Ashlynne Beard having sex in Lee's office.  Lee was training Beard to become a principal.

There are also nearly 100 pages of texts between the pair.

"I think about you all day and night. Even dream about you," Lee wrote in the texts obtained by CBS46 News. In another text, he said: "Got a room at the Mariott."

Beard told investigators the relationship started after Lee asked her for a hug.

"As I pulled back, he kept hugging me," Beard said in a written statement.

Beard told investigators the two had sex repeatedly because she feared she would lose her job.

"I didn't want to make him mad," she wrote.

The district launched an investigation after Beard filed a police report against Lee in January. She accused him of stalking her.

At one point, Lee texted Beard: "I'm gonna come to your house. I don't care if your mom called the police and I get arrested."

Lee resigned after the district launched its investigation. Beard also quit, but in a letter to the district she said she was forced to.

The sex scandal is the second one in recent weeks in the Atlanta school district. Kelvin Griffin resigned after an investigation found he had affairs with a teacher and a parent volunteer. Their are allegations he also kept a janitor on staff despite rumors he was selling pot to sixth-graders.

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