An assistant principal at a Miami Beach elementary school was arrested Tuesday morning on charges of downloading child pornography from the internet.
Federal agents with Homeland Security Investigations took Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center assistant principal Don Clippinger into custody at his Miami Shores area home early Tuesday.
His initial appearance in court is expected to be Wednesday.
Miami-Dade Public Schools communications director Daisy Gonzalez-Diego said school officials are aware of the arrest and are working toward removing the 23-year teaching veteran from his post.
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“The accusations made against this employee are disgraceful and reprehensible, and constitute conduct unbecoming a school district employee,” she said. “Miami-Dade County Public Schools has initiated procedures for the immediate termination of this individual from any and all employment with the school district.”