Mt. St. Joseph HS Principal resigns

BALTIMORE (WMAR) -  

The principal of Mount Saint Joseph High School has resigned after admitting to inappropriate communication with a student. 
 
According to the school, Principal Barry Fitzpatrick's resignation was accepted Monday. "Mount Saint Joseph High School requires our faculty and administrator to have only appropriate communications with our students," said President George Andrews in a statement. 
 
The school recently discovered communications from Fitzpatrick that he acknowledged were inappropriate. 
 
Assistant Principal David Norton the Director of Studies will serve as Acting Principal. 
 
"Our students mean everything to us. That was immediately clear to me the day I first arrived at the Mount in 1987. As such, we have the highest expectations for our faculty and administrators. And when these standards are not met, we have a responsibility to our boys and their families to take action," said Andrews. 
 
Baltimore City Police have been notified and are investigating the incident. At this time, no charges have been filed against Fitzpatrick. 
 
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