Western Iowa school board fires principal


January 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MONDAMIN, Iowa (AP) – A western Iowa school board has fired a principal accused of pulling down the pants of a 15-year-old student. The West Harrison Community School District Board in Mondamin voted unanimously Monday to terminate the contract of Mike Loftin at the end of the school year and immediately ban him from school grounds.  The board members would not say specifically why Loftin was fired. The board directed its attorney to file a complaint about Loftin with state education authorities. 
The Harrison County sheriff’s office is investigating, but Loftin has not been charged with a crime. A phone listing for Loftin could not be found.  The girl says Loftin, who coached the girls’ basketball team, pulled down her pants before a game on Jan. 20th. Several other students were nearby.