GRANBY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut middle school principal has resigned amid questions about his role in making violent movies featuring scantily clad women.
Officials announced Mark Foley's resignation as Granby Memorial Middle School principal Wednesday.
Superintendent Alan Addley says Foley did nothing illegal. But he says Foley acknowledged that his movies became a "distraction" and he didn't want continuing media coverage to distract students, parents or staff from academic work.
School officials say Foley and Aaron Vnuk, a seventh-grade guidance counselor in Windsor, ran a movie production company called Moongoyle Entertainment, which had a motto of "fresh blood, hot babes, cool flicks."
Foley and Vnuk were placed on administrative leave last month while school officials looked into their moviemaking. Vnuk has since returned to his job.