Lawnmower Purchase Tied To Former Principal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Maintenance workers at Germantown High School were surprised to find a new riding lawnmower in a shed at the school.

That happened about the same time principal Lonnie Harris was moved to the central office of the Shelby County school system because of sexual harassment complaints against him.

Schools officials confirm the mower was bought by Harris and he had been cutting the grass at his home with it. That's a violation of school policy.

It was after another purchase was discovered that Harris resigned on October 1st. Auditors found be spent $1,800 dollars worth of exercise equipment for personal use when his office was renovated.

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