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Loy Norrix HS Principal facing sexual harassment lawsuit; teaching certificate disciplined

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The principal at a Kalamazoo area high school is facing a federal sexual harassment suit and was barred from teaching in two states.

Kalamazoo’s Loy Norrix High School Principal Rodney Prewitt has been with Kalamazoo Public Schools since 2013 and Newschannel 3’s I-Team has discovered documentation that Prewitt can’t teach in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and is facing allegations of sexual harassment in Michigan.

Prewitt’s Florida teaching certificate was revoked amid sexual harassment allegations dating back to 1999.

Prewitt is now facing new allegations in Michigan 18 years later. In a federal lawsuit, a former KPS counselor alleges that Prewitt sexually harassed her.

The victim's attorney, Joel Sklar of Detroit, said on the phone that his client was retaliated against after rebuffing Prewitt's advances.

It's a similar story in Florida where Prewitt's license to teach was revoked in 2001.

Documents obtained by the I-Team said Prewitt allegedly invited female teachers to “come over and do him.”

Florida's education department revoked Prewitt's teaching certificate and ordered the educator to educate himself with sexual harassment classes, but Prewitt moved to Alabama as he learned he was under investigation.

Alabama’s department of education also telling the I-Team that Prewitt’s teaching certificate was on probation for three years and that his teaching certificate is no longer valid.

Newschannel 3 reached out to Kalamazoo Public Schools for comment but did not hear back by air time.

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