Clayton High names interim principal after social media 'dispute'

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Updated Monday, May 7 at 6:24 PM

CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOV) -- A longtime district administrator has been named interim principal of Clayton High School, the district announced Monday.

Dan Gutchewsky, who most recently served as the school's assistant principal, will lead the school through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

Clayton High School principal Dr. Louise Losos resigned Saturday following a leave of absence and accusations that she set up a fake Facebook profile to spy on students.

According to a statement from the school district, the "administration and Losos had a fundamental dispute concerning the appropriate use of social media."

Students at the school say they began receiving friend requests from a woman named Suzy Harriston. The account gained several hundred friends until a former student began telling others that Suzy Harriston was not a real person, but a fake profile created by Losos.

The account then reportedly disappeared, and Losos took a leave of absence from the school.
 
Losos has been principal at Clayton High School since 2005. Her resignation is effective June 30.

 

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