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Middle School Principal Defends Resignation

Posted March 27, 2003 11:00 a.m. EST

— A Person County middle school principal claims her resignation has nothing to do with allegations that she taped a child's hands together.

Lora Hodges said the incident was a playful gesture misunderstood by the student at Southern Middle School. Hodges says she resigned to pursue another job.

No charges were filed.