Principal of Stafford High School Who Suspended "Banana Man" Resigns - NBC4 Washington

Principal of Stafford High School Who Suspended "Banana Man" Resigns

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    Principal at Colonial Forge Resigns

    The principal at Stafford County's Colonial Forge High School announced her resignation on Tuesday. Karen Spillman was criticized for her handling of the suspension of the "Banana Man" last week. Parents react. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011)

    About a week after coming under fire for a controversial decision - the principal at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford County resigned.

    Tuesday night, the county school board accepted Karen Spillman's resignation.

    Spillman suspended 14-year-old Bryan Thompson for 10 days after he dressed up in a banana costume and ran across the football field during halftime at his school's game.

    A spokeswoman for the school did not give a reason for her resignation.

    Banana Man Gets a Reprieve

    [DC] Banana Man Gets a Reprieve
    The suspension of a student who dressed in a banana costume and ran around the football field at halftime has been suspended.
    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011)

    Spillman had been criticized for her handling of the so-called banana man incident.  The school will appoint an interim principal shortly, but until then, Dr. Lisa Martin, the assistant superintendent for seconday education, will take charge of the high school.

    Bryan Thompson's suspension was lifted after his mom appealed.