Priceville principal fired over painkillers

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - The Morgan County board of education has
fired a high school principal accused of using his position to
pressure a nontenured teacher to get her husband, who is a doctor,
to prescribe him painkillers.

The board unanimously voted to fired Priceville High Principal
Guy Bowling during Wednesday's meeting.

Bowling, who had back surgery in January, allegedly sent the
teacher a letter stating he needed help because he lost his
medication for severe back pain. He was also accused of coming to
school under the influence of pain medication.

Bowling's supporters were upset and vocal over the firing.
Bowling's attorney, Brian Oakes, said his client will file an

Information from: The Decatur Daily,

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