Principal Cited for Marijuana Resigns
ZOARVILLE, Ohio — The Board of Education on Thursday accepted the resignation of Tuscarawas Valley Middle School principal Scott Young after he was cited for possession of a controlled substance.
District superintendent Mark Murphy confirmed the citation was issued when Young, 49, was driving home from a school event.
Young was pulled over for a stop sign violation on Feb. 6 at 7:20 p.m. in Sandy Township, Tuscarawas County. He had been driving CR 106 near SR 800.
When a trooper approached the vehicle, an odor of marijuana was detected and a small bag of the substance was found in Young’s jacket, the New Philadelphia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
During the stop, Young identified himself as the principal of the middle school.
In addition to the possession of a controlled substance citation, he was also cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.
Young’s resignation goes into effect July 31. At the time of this report he was on unpaid leave.
Fox 8 News is awaiting a statement from the Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools.