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Principal probe ongoing

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:05 AM
Written by Dennis Siddall
Category: Local News
MCHS Principal Probe Ongoing

10-23-12

By Stan Maddux

MICHIGAN CITY - No decisions have been made on whether to charge the

principal at Michigan City High School with a crime for alleged inappropriate

communication with a former student.

Lee Dabagia is currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a

police and school district investigation, according to school corporation officials.

It's alleged that Dabagia had

inappropriate cell phone communication with a

former student.

Further specifics involving the allegations were not released due to the

investigation still being ongoing.

Michigan City Police Chief Mark Swistek said Tuesday several detectives

have been assigned to the case.

He could not say when the case will be forwarded to the La Porte County

Prosecutors Office for a decision on pursuing criminal charges.

Michigan City Area Schools Superintendent Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins on

October 17 informed school staff and high school families of the situation involving

Dabagia was previously associate principal and cirriculum coach at the high school

and prior to that was a teacher at Krueger Middle School.