Tanner High School principal fired

Former Tanner High School principal responds to firing

TANNER, AL (WAFF) - The Limestone County board of education has terminated Tanner High School Principal Louis Gordon.

The board voted 5-1 for termination Tuesday evening. He will leave once his probation is over next month.


Superintendent Tom Sisk said the decision was "based off what was best for the students." He gave the following statement:

After a principal completes a probationary period, the board of education must decide whether to give that principal a three-year contract or terminate that principal.

The NAACP sent the following response to the firing:

The action taken by our school Board tonight is inexcusable. We denounce what has just happened here tonight. We were hopeful that our school leaders would have had the decency to do what was morally right and fair tonight, however their decision tonight is blatantly indecent, morally wrong and unfair.  This decision tonight will not go unchallenged.  Our efforts for justice, not only for Mr. Gordon, but for students of Tanner High School and students throughout this school system will only intensify.

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