Goodrich schools

At a school board meeting Monday, the assistant principal and athletic director at Goodrich High School submitted his resignation.

It was a six to one vote by the school board to accept David Davis’ resignation. The board did not specify why Davis resigned but the Goodrich High School assistant principal and athletic director was placed on leave in June, amid allegations of inappropriate conduct with former students.

After he was placed on leave, Goodrich Area Schools was contacted by multiple law enforcement agencies and told there is a multi-agency criminal investigation related to Davis.

Some members of the community questioned the decision, considering his history.

A history that goes back to his time as a coach and employee at Atherton Community Schools.

TV5 learned through a Freedom of Information Act request that Davis was investigated for inappropriate conduct with multiple female students in the mid-to-late 2000s- and the superintendent recommended he be fired in 2008.

Davis resigned a week later but maintained his innocence throughout the investigation.

Ted Bean is an attorney who represents former female students of Davis from his time at Atherton.

He spoke during the meeting, questioning the decision to accept Davis’ resignation.

"That he did inappropriate things and we believe that he’s admitted some of it and to allow him to resign is really the wrong thing to do," Bean said.

Bean worries Davis can now apply to another school because the school board accepted his resignation, he believes Davis should have been fired.

"He might get a job at the next place where he would be in contact with people he maybe shouldn't be in contact with," Bean said.

The Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed it referred the case to the Attorney General’s office. The Attorney General’s office told TV5 it has received the referral and has assigned a prosecutor, but no charges have been filed.

We left a message with Davis for comment Monday night.

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