Douglas Byrd Middle School principal resigns amid criminal investigation

August 7, 2013 7:52:07 PM PDT
Just weeks before the start of the school year, the principal at Douglas Byrd Middle School in Fayetteville is now off the job.

ABC11 has learned that David Edwards has resigned, and that the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department is in the middle of investigating sexual abuse allegations.

Those allegations were made by a former male student. We do not have information on when and where the alleged abuse took place.

The incident report has been sealed, due to the sensitivity of the allegations.

As of Wednesday, no charges have been filed.

Edwards did not respond to a request for comment.

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