Forsyth principal returns after controversial Facebook posts

Forsyth County school district officials allowed a principal to return to work Monday less than two weeks after he was placed on administrative leave for controversial remarks he posted on his Facebook page.

Lambert High School principal Gary Davison had posts that were unfavorable toward Muslims, the LGBT community and Planned Parenthood. The posts were dated from 2015. Some former students and others raised concerns about the posts last month.

Davison has apologized for the comments, and Forsyth’s district superintendent said in a statement that Davison “is fully committed to regaining the community’s trust.

“I firmly believe he has learned from this experience and is committed to ensuring a positive culture and climate for all students that attend Lambert,” Forsyth school superintendent Jeff Bearden wrote on the school’s website.

Davison also posted a letter to students, parents and faculty on the Lambert High School website saying, “I have learned a great deal from my mistakes and I am committed to regaining your trust.”

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

X