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Riverside High School principal responds to allegations of misconduct

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A school board meeting following McCoy's administrative leave was packed with parents. A school board meeting following McCoy's administrative leave was packed with parents.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

On Friday afternoon Riverside High School principal John McCoy responded, through his attorney, on being placed on administrative leave.

John McCoy was put on paid leave May 3rd, although the exact reasons why are unclear and according to the statement from McCoy's attorney, they're not even clear to him.

The letter reads in part, "Principal McCoy has not been provided specific information regarding allegations of misconduct by Riverside School District other than the letter of May 3, 2015 placing him on administrative leave for "allegations regarding your conduct."

The letter goes on, "Principal McCoy is confident that he has not engaged in conduct that warrants either administrative leave or termination. He looks forward to being able to address the allegations (once they are made known to him)."

Read the Full Letter Below:

To date, Principal McCoy has not been provided specific information regarding

allegations of misconduct by Riverside School District other than the letter of May 3,

2015 placing him on administrative leave for “allegations regarding your conduct.”

Despite the District directing Principal McCoy to make no comments to any school

district employees, students, or members of the community, the District leaked this letter

to the media yesterday afternoon, shortly before a regularly scheduled school board

meeting.

Principal McCoy has complied with the “gag order” imposed by the District, and is

issuing this statement only as a result of the actions of the District in releasing the May 3

letter, and the ensuing media requests of him for comment.

Principal McCoy is confident that he has not engaged in conduct that warrants either

administrative leave or termination. He looks forward to being able to address the

allegations (once they are made known to him), looks forward to returning to work, and

thanks the Riverside community for their support.

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