DPS fires principal after 9NEWS story on safety concerns

9NEWS: Denver Public Schools (DPS) fired the principal of its largest middle school this week, months after the principal told 9NEWS he was concerned about the district’s de facto requirement that he and his staff perform daily pat-downs of students accused of serious and violent crimes.

The move is likely to shock the families and students at Denver’s McAuliffe International School. It’s also certain to lead to a lawsuit in federal court.

Kurt Dennis is the only principal the school has ever known. He had just completed his twelfth year as head of the school in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood.

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