Forsyth principal on leave for remarks on social media

A Forsyth County high school principal has been placed on administrative leave for comments the man made on social media.

Assistant Principal Pam Bibik has been named acting principal in Gary Davison’s place, Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden said in a statement Thursday.

Bearden said he met with Davison concerning posts seen as divisive and disparaging on Davison’s personal Facebook page.

“Dr. Davison has issued a personal apology to students, parents, staff and the community. He acknowledges and recognizes the damage his personal posts have done to his position as the leader of Lambert HS and commits to addressing those concerns. The school district is also committed to assessing its ongoing efforts with staff and students to celebrate the diversity of our community and promote acceptance of everyone,” Bearden said

“As a result of that meeting, (Davison) has been places on a temporary leave of absence,” Bearden said.

Davison, in a statement, asked for forgiveness, saying he learned a valuable lesson from several posts being shared off his Facebook page.

“I offended many individuals and embarrassed our school,” he said. “I am committed to regaining our community’s trust.”

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