Criminal charges filed against a man who was an elementary school principal in Johnston County were expunged in 2023.
In May 2021, Daniel Cole Yarborough, of Clayton, resigned as principal at Glendale-Kenly Elementary School and was arrested. He was released after posting $250,000 bond.
Johnston County Schools released the following statement regarding Yarborough's arrest:
"Mr. Cole Yarborough was suspended with pay immediately after the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office notified JCPS of his arrest. Mr. Yarborough has subsequently resigned from employment with the Johnston County Public Schools, effective immediately. Mr. Yarborough previously served as Principal at Glendale-Kenly Elementary. Mrs. Kelly Holland is currently serving as Interim Principal."
Prior to becoming principal at Glendale-Kenly Elementary in 2017, Yarborough was a seventh-grade math teacher at Archer Lodge Middle School from 2009 to 2014, an assistant principal at Cleveland High School from 2014 to 2016 and assistant principal at South Smithfield Elementary for the 2016-17 school year.
Yarborough was a member of the North Carolina State University swim team from 2005 to 2008.
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