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Principal 'will not return' after picture, video surface of him involved in Confederate monument protests


A high school principal who was photographed and videotaped at Confederate monument protests will not return to the school, according to the school's superintendent. 

Crescent Leadership Academy Superintendent Tracey Bennett-Joseph released a statement saying "Nicholas Dean will not return as the Principal or be associated with Crescent Leadership Academy. We will continue to work in the best interest of all students and cannot further comment on employment matters." 

Last Friday morning, someone took a picture of Dean at the foot of what used to be the Robert E. Lee Monument at Lee Circle. In the photo, Dean is surrounded by what looks to be Confederate era monument supporters. 

The picture was posted to Facebook on Sunday accusing Dean of being a "white supremacist", and on Monday, Dean was escorted off campus and placed under review. 

Thursday, a video of Dean surfaced after a protest on May 7, 2017 at the Lee monument. According to our partners at Times Picayune, Dean is wearing Nazi-associated rings. 

Dean could not be reached for comment to explain if he was terminated or resigned from the school. 

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