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Suspended Charleston high school principal retires

Charleston Gazette file photo Cinton Giles
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Cinton Giles

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Capital High School Principal Clinton H. Giles has retired, after being charged last week with failing to immediately report an alleged sexual assault at his school.

Giles — who led Capital, Kanawha County’s largest school in the last school year, for 13 years — had been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the misdemeanor charge against him concerning his handling of the situation.

Following a roughly 30-minute closed session at a special meeting Monday, the Kanawha County school board voted 5-0 to accept Giles’ resignation. Superintendent Ron Duerring said Giles submitted a notice last week, without explanation, stating he was retiring Feb. 3 — the same day Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Miller charged him with the misdemeanor.

Duerring said Giles didn’t personally give him any further explanation, and he declined to say what he thought of Giles’ tenure as principal. Giles didn’t return calls from the Gazette on Monday.

The day after he was charged and submitted his retirement letter, Giles told the Gazette he’s “eager for all the facts to be revealed…

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