Pickerington school district investigating principal's social-media post

Alissa Widman Neese
awidmanneese@dispatch.com
Damicka Bates, previously the assistant principal of Tussing Elementary School, is set to become the principal of Pickerington Elementary School in the new school year. She has been scrutinized for a social-media post of her daughter posing near anti-police graffiti.

Pickerington Local School District leaders are discussing how to proceed after a principal drew criticism for a social-media post of her daughter posing near anti-police graffiti.

Damicka Bates, previously the assistant principal of Tussing Elementary School, is set to become the principal of Pickerington Elementary School in the new school year.

A screenshot of the image from downtown Columbus, which includes profanity, circulated on a pro-police Facebook page last weekend. It received nearly 4,000 comments and almost 4,000 shares.

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