A former Lebanon Sr. High School student has come forward with allegations that current principal Kevin G. Lowery engaged in a lengthy sexually-laden dialogue with her over the years 2012-2013, after she had just graduated. At the time the purported communications began she was 18. The past student now lives in Chicago.
What I saw seemed so out of character with the Lebanon principal I know and who, with outspoken opinions on character and integrity, has set himself up as a moral authority at the school. It just didn’t fit. I grieved about my journalistic response would be for long hours. I did not spend time, however, looking over the salacious content of the electronic dialogue forwarded to me. I thought instead of the gravity and impact this would have on his family, student body, and the community at large.
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