Updated: West Fargo Elementary School principal arrested and charged for "possession of certain materials prohibited"

Courtesy: Cass County Jail
Courtesy: Cass County Jail

(West Fargo, ND) -- West Fargo's Independence Principal is in custody and has requested to resign from his position.

The resignation request comes as David George is facing charges related to "Possession of certain materials prohibited". 

WDAY Radio received a statement sent to families of students who attend Independence Elementary School indicating George was arrested on August 14th. The Cass County Jail says George is charged with five counts of "Possession of certain materials prohibited." North Dakota Century Code describes the charge as "A person is guilty of a class C felony if, knowing of its character and content, that person knowingly possesses any motion picture, photograph, or other visual representation that includes sexual conduct by a minor."

A spokesperson from the Cass County Jail confirmed George is in custody and has the charges levied against him at this time. The jail's inmate roster also shows the five counts levied against him by authorities.

In the statement sent to Independence families, West Fargo Public Schools says George submitted a request to resign from his position. WDAY Radio has reached out to West Fargo Public Schools for comment and has not received one as of this publication. 

This is a developing story, stay with WDAY Radio as more details become available. 


(Update: 9:55 a.m.) -- Heather Leas, the Director of Safety and Public Relations at West Fargo Public Schools, gave the following statement to WDAY Radio

"Since this is both a personnel matter and an open investigation with law enforcement, West Fargo Public Schools cannot comment further at this time."