Coffin Elementary School principal resigns

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BRUNSWICK — Coffin Elementary School Principal Greg Scott resigned on August 10 following his arrest earlier this summer.

Scott was arrested June 28 at his Freeport home on charges of criminal trespass, theft of services, assault and refusing to submit to arrest or detention. He was placed on administrative leave while the school department conducted an internal investigation.

His resignation is effective January 11, 2012. 

In a letter addressed to Superintendent Paul Perzanoski, which the superintendent read at the August 10 school board meeting, Scott wrote, “given the filing of the recent criminal charges against me, it is essential to devote the time necessary to clear my name. I do not think that it is fair to the Coffin School and its students for me to remain as principal while I do so.”

Scott was the longtime principal at Longfellow Elementary School before he was recently appointed principal at Coffin Elementary School. Former Coffin Principal John Page is replacing Scott during his leave of absence.