A Lake Forest, Ill., middle school principal resigned Nov. 21 in response to controversy over how the district handled his use of a work-issued cell phone to send vulgar text messages to a 22-year-old college student, reports the Chicago Tribune. Parents only recently became aware that Deer Path Middle School Principal John Steinert, 40, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment through electronic communications in May 2009, after a Tribune report described police and court records. As a result, Lake Forest School District 67 officials re-examined the case by viewing a completed police report that they said they had not seen before....

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