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Hawthorne Academy principal, assistant principal reassigned after CMS investigation into handling of reported sexual assaults

This comes months after WBTV uncovered a sophomore student who was suspended after she reported being sexually assaulted by a classmate
The move follows our investigation that uncovered a student being suspended after reporting being sexually assaulted.
Published: Feb. 7, 2022 at 5:50 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Hawthorne Academy High School Principal Diann Weston and assistant principal Nina Adams have been permanently reassigned from their jobs.

The move comes after a months-long investigation by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools into the handling of reported sexual assaults at the school.

Weston and Adams were previously suspended in November following a WBTV investigation that found a student was suspended after she reported being sexually assaulted.

Related: Hawthorne Academy principal, assistant principal suspended after WBTV investigation into handling of reported sexual assault at school

WBTV later talked with a second student who said she was forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement after reporting being sexually assaulted that she felt prevented her from talking with police.

Details on the new jobs for Weston and Adams were not immediately available.

The message sent to Hawthorne Academy families late Monday said interim principal Mike Turney would continue in that role until a permanent principal was hired.

Related: ‘I was already scared.’ Second Hawthorne Academy HS student says she was told to stay silent about reported sexual assault

Students and parents were notified of the move in a message from district administrators late Tuesday afternoon.

If you have a tip or complaint that you want WBTV to investigate, email our team at investigates@wbtv.com.

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