Westside High principal reprimanded over employees' sexual misconduct


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Westside High School Principal Gregory Bostic has been reprimanded by the school district for failing to disclose everything he knew about allegations of sexual relationships between three school employees and students.

School officials said Bostic only told school investigators about one of them. When the school board police got involved and questioned Bostic, he then admitted he had information about the other two.

The reprimand was handed down from the Duval County Public Schools Superintendent's Office.

Those three staffers at Westside High School either resigned or were fired earlier this year after separate investigations found that they had sex with female students: dean of students Kenneth Anderson Jr., teacher Ernest Timmons and coach Clarence Thomas. Thomas, who was also a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office corrections officer, was the only one arrested.

Timmons, who was also dean of students, and Anderson resigned after a Duval County School District investigation that began in April substantiated that the two had sex with students.

The Florida Department of Children and Families and JSO conducted their own investigations into the incidents.