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CMS investigating after nude photos purportedly of embattled principal appear online


The former principal of Harding University High School, John Floyd, is back in the headlines with more controversy surrounding his name after nude photos, purportedly of him, began circulating online.

In June, WBTV broke the story after Floyd allegedly recorded a video of himself making a threat to a teacher after she didn't do what he wanted her to do. The video was anonymously sent to WBTV a few months prior and was reportedly self-recorded after a major riot at the school.

In the video, Floyd says people at the school "will get shot up" because of the action of the teacher. He ends the video message by saying "I'm going to get that ass on Monday."

Since then Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools reassigned Floyd, but would not say why he was moved. His new assignment began effective June 30.

"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 district said in a statement. "The summer months present the perfect opportunity for the district to make transitions."

Now, CMS tells WBTV that Floyd has been suspended with pay while the district investigates possible inappropriate activity online.

A viewer sent WBTV a screenshot from an Instagram account that shows photos believed to be Floyd. The photos are nude photos of a man. The picture purportedly shows Floyd taking a selfie in the nude. 

**EDITOR'S NOTE: The photos were sent to WBTV, but WBTV has chosen not to publish the photos**

Since the photos have been posted online, they have been seen by students and teachers. They told WBTV they are very upset over this and wonder how Floyd ever became a principal.

The collage of photos sent to WBTV shows a message, from the person who is believed to be Floyd, claiming that he is a “laid back” principal at a "hood school."

Officials from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools sent WBTV a statement in reference to the photos.

"CMS doesn't govern its employees personal social media accounts but we do strongly encourage our employees not to have inappropriate content on personal sites," the district said. "If inappropriate content is brought to the district's attention, it's taken very seriously and investigated."

We'll keep you updated on the outcome of this investigation. 


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