Steven McHenry, principal of Avalon Middle School, was reassigned to an administrative position in the school district after being arrested on charges of indecent exposure and lewd and lascivious behavior.
McHenry, 39, was arrested by an undercover Pensacola Police Department officer about 8 p.m. July 28 at Chimney Bluffs Park on Scenic Highway. According to a police report, an undercover detective with the Vice and Narcotics Unit was patrolling Chimney Park when he spotted McHenry wearing “extremely tight spandex pants and a tank top.
After McHenry allegedly exhibited some inappropriate behaviors and exposed himself to the detective, the detective identified himself as an officer and placed McHenry under arrest. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail shortly before 10 p.m. and was released after posting a $1,000 bond.
Santa Rosa Schools Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said McHenry took personal leave of absence from the school system. He will be reassigned to administrative duties at the district office in Milton pending further investigations.
“He will have no contact with students and teachers,” Wyrosdick said.
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