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Zephyrhills High principal resigns



ZEPHYRHILLS — Zephyrhills High School principal Steve Van Gorden has resigned his position effective immediately.

He had been under investigation for unspecified allegations since being placed on administrative leave Oct. 19.

"You are human. You make mistakes. I did," Van Gorden said. "I let my personal life jeopardize my judgment."

He declined to give details, explaining that he is still trying to sort out his feelings after making the decision to quit the Pasco school district after 16 years.

"I made some mistakes," he said. "Those mistakes are not something that should have went on. It is something that I am truly sorry for. Now it's time for me to learn and grow from that and move forward."

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[Last modified: Friday, November 2, 2012 1:50pm]


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