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Anaconda principal resigns after texting investigation

Posted at 9:03 AM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 11:07:47-05

ANACONDA – The principal at Anaconda’s junior and senior high school who was under investigation in connection with a controversial text message has resigned.

Anaconda’s school superintendent has confirmed that Shawn Hansen submitted his resignation on Monday.

The decision came after Hansen was being investigated over a complaint lodged in September by a 19-year-old former student who claimed Hansen sent him a message he believed was inappropriate.

Anaconda police report that the 19-year-old said Hansen had sent him a text message that he believed that was asking him out on a date.

Police looked into the matter and found no illegal activity, saying this text was between two adults and, at this point, aren’t seeking any criminal charges.