After Oklahoma Trial, Principal Reinstated, Resigns

Apr 14, 2013

Former principal Roger Carroll of Jay
Credit Delaware County

JAY, Okla. (AP) — A Jay Middle School principal who was acquitted of a manslaughter charge brought after a fatal boating accident has been reinstated but has tendered his resignation.

Roger Carroll was found not guilty on March 28th and on Thursday was restored to his position by the Jay school board. Carroll then resigned, effective June 30th.

School attorney Karen Long says Carroll won't perform any administrative duties in the time he remains employed by the district.

The July 29th crash killed 39-year-old Monte Price. A jury in Delaware County found Carroll not guilty of manslaughter and reckless operation of a vessel on Grand Lake.

Price's father Dan Price said he's glad another chapter in the "nightmare" is closed.

Carroll's lawyer says Carroll will take a break from education.