Assistant principal at Miami Beach school downloaded child porn, feds say

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.

“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.”