Harding University HS principal reassigned after caught threatening teacher on video

Harding University HS principal reassigned after caught threatening teacher on video

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district (CMS) says the principal at Harding University High School, John Floyd, will not return as principal next year. He has been reassigned, officials said.

Floyd got into trouble when a video was released of him threatening a teacher. Floyd responded when a teacher didn't do want he wanted her to do. He is heard and seen on the video saying "I'm going to get that ass on Monday."

Floyd also didn't have a favorable evaluation when an outside agency came to look at leadership at the school. The evaluation was conducted weeks after Floyd arrived at the school.

CMS would not say why Floyd was moved. The district just sent WBTV this statement.

"CMS routinely reviews principal assignments and provides a range of school-based and central office leadership opportunities to continuously strengthen the skills of our principals and ensure a strong principal pipeline. The summer months present the perfect opportunity for the district to make transitions."

The district says John Floyd will begin his new assignment effective June 30.

This message was sent to parents alerting them about the change.

"Mr. Floyd will serve as a learning community curriculum coordinator, serving CMS schools with data analytics, professional development and other curriculum needs in support of student achievement. We thank Mr. Floyd for his leadership at Harding and welcome him into his new role.

Identifying the next Harding school leader is a top priority and your voice is a critical one in the conversation."

Teachers tell WBTV they are relieved Floyd is gone but they are disappointed in CMS. They claim if a teacher did what Floyd did, they would have been fired.

The zone superintendent will meet with the school on Tuesday to talk about next steps.

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