• Former assistant principal fired from DCPS after failing to disclose previous theft

    By: Amber Krycka , Action News Jax


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    A former principal accused of stealing from his school is out of a job again. Spencer Lodree admitted to stealing money from Fernandina Beach High School earlier this year.

    Police say Lodree resigned from his job as principal at Fernandina Beach High School after he admitted taking $1,300 from the sale of tickets to a school basketball game.

    Fourteen days ago, he got a job as an assistant principal at Northwestern Middle School in Jacksonville.

    The district says Lodree didn’t tell them about why he left his previous job saying he “didn’t appropriately disclose relevant information regarding his separation from his previous employer.”

    He was released from his position Tuesday morning.

    “That’s very upsetting , it’s very hurtful, because he betrayed everyone at that school,” said Latasha Johnson, a parent at Fernandina Beach High School.

    The district says it did a background check on Lodree, but because the incident at his former job recently happened, it didn’t show up.

    The district says it was Lodree’s responsibility to tell them about any pending investigation.

    “You let a lot of people down Dr. Lodree, and I never thought you would do anything like this,” said Johnson.

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