Metro principal resigns amid spanking allegations - WKRN News 2

Metro principal resigns amid spanking allegations

Posted: Updated: Nov 08, 2013 11:06 PM
Jahi Rohrer resigned from Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School amid allegations that he spanked two students last month. Jahi Rohrer resigned from Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School amid allegations that he spanked two students last month.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The principal of a Metro elementary school resigned last week after authorities began an investigation into allegations he spanked two six-year-old boys.

Jahi Rohrer, former principal at Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School, resigned and admitted to the accusations after Metro police opened an investigation when two parents complained.

While the state of Tennessee allows corporal punishment, MNPS prohibits it.

The two incidents reportedly took place on separate occasions last month.  Rohrer also gave his resignation October 31.

In his letter, Rohrer states, "There are no logical reasons that excuse my judgment and actions against two students in the school."

Rohrer's personnel file indicates allegations were made against him before.

In October of 2012, Metro officials said they believe Rohrer used "an improper restraint technique" against a student.  Staff members who witnessed the incident described it as pinching in the nerves under the armpit.

Marcia Northern has been named acting principal at the school.

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