ATLANTA (AP) — An anonymous $1 million gift to an Atlanta Catholic school has led to a rift that resulted in the principal tendering her resignation and angry parents protesting outside the school.
The controversy began last year when a graduate of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School donated the money. The pastor of the church affiliated with the school sought the name of the donor, but school principal Tricia DeWitt refused.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the disagreement, along with other tensions, resulted in DeWitt's February resignation.
More than 150 parents have gathered at protests to try to save the principal's job, and some worry the gift will be withdrawn.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com