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Middle school principal faces child-sex charges

Posted March 20, 2010
Updated March 22, 2010

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— The principal of Springfield Middle School in Wilson County was arrested Friday on child-sex charges, according to police records.

Ronald Earl Barringer, 41, faces charges of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. On Dec. 9, he allegedly had materials showing minors engaged in sexual activity, according to court records.

Authorities arrested him in the 100 block of Goldsboro Street East.

Parents said they received a recorded call from Wilson County School District Superintendent Larry Price saying that Barringer had resigned.

Barringer was released from the Wilson County jail after posting a $12,000 bond Friday afternoon.

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