Matteson principal quits after sexual misconduct allegations surface

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MATTESON, Ill. — A suburban middle school principal has resigned after his superiors learned that an investigation into “sexually harassing misconduct” allegations while he worked for the Chicago Public Schools led to a recommendation that his name be put on a “Do Not Hire” list.

The (Tinley Park) Daily Southtown reports that Matteson School District 159 Superintendent Mable Alfred informed parents this week that Colin Powel Middle School Principal Cedric Nolen quit the job he took in July after she learned of the allegations and placed him on leave.

She said she only learned of the allegations recently after, at the recommendation of the CPS, filing a Freedom of Information Act request.

Nolen’s lawyer says the charges are being mischaracterized, and he plans to fight them.

A call by The Associated Press to Nolen’s listed phone number went unanswered.

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