Coahoma Principal Resigns After Being Accused of Assault Charges

By Sylvia Gonzalez
NewsWest 9

COAHOMA - While most were enjoying time with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day, over in Coahoma, a principal was being arrested on some serious charges.

Brett Ramsey was charged with choking a family member and interfering with an emergency phone call.

Amy Jacobs, Superintendent for Coahoma I.S.D., did confirm that Ramsey had resigned on Monday due to personal reasons.

"We had a resignation turned in by Mr. Ramsey, he submitted his resignation and it was accepted on Monday, November 26. He will no longer be on our campus, he served his last day in the professional capacity on the 20th," Jacobs said.

Ramsey got the principal position over the summer, he was selected over 30 other applicants for the position, and with the sudden resignation--- Jacobs says they will soon be looking for a replacement.

"We are going to open the position up and we will probably do that within the next couple of weeks and right now we are working with our administrative team and treating our Jr. High campus as an extension of our elementary campus. Right now as far as supervision goes, we have a principal and assistant principal assigned to our elementary and they are covering the role of the Jr. High administration as well," Jacobs said.

Jacobs says she doesn't want this incident to overshadow all the hard work Coahoma I.S.D does for its students and says it's business as usual at the Junior High.

"We want everyone to know we are about students and their learning, we are moving forward. We go through transitions with administration from time to time for various reasons and not get caught up in anything else. So that's our goal for our students, teachers and staff that it's business as usual," Jacobs said.

Ramsey was released on Friday on a $4,500 bond.