Former Gig Harbor High Principal Ted Strong - who was placed on paid administrative leave earlier this year following his arrest for DUI - hasn't worked for the Peninsula School District since Oct. 11.
That's when the Peninsula School Board accepted his resignation, acting Superintendent Chuck Cuzzetto told Patch today.
In July, Strong was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Fox Island. Authorities said witnesses saw him swerving on the road before he left the roadway. He was treated at the scene for a minor injury, then booked into Pierce County Jail.
It was his second DUI arrest in four months.
Following his July arrest, he told Patch that he'd be entering a treatment center to seek help within a week.
“I’ve been struggling with my addiction with alcohol for a while now, and the reason I’m taking this leave is because I’m going to a very well-regarded facility to once and for all to get some healing,” he told Patch in July.
Another media outlet reported that the school board accepted his resignation in September, but Cuzzetto confirmed to Patch that he initially gave the wrong information and that, indeed, Strong officially resigned in October.
Patch will have more on this story as it develops.
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