Principal Resigns After ‘David’ Sculpture Lesson

A principal of a Tallahassee, Florida, charter school says she was forced to resign from her position of less than a year after a parent claimed that a class lesson about art from the Renaissance was pornographic because it included images from Michelangelo’s famous nude “David” sculpture and other works from that time period.

“It saddens me that my time here had to end this way,” the principal, Hope Carrasquilla, told the USA Today Network, after resigning from her job during an emergency board meeting this week.

No reason was given during the meeting about her resignation; but she said the school’s board chairman, Barney Bishop, told her that she would either have to quit or be fired, and she believes the reason was because of the art lesson.

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