North Dakota teacher licensure board suspends Fargo man's license

David George | Photo Courtesy: West Fargo Public Schools
David George | Photo Courtesy: West Fargo Public Schools

(BISMARCK) — The teaching license of a West Fargo educator, jailed on multiple child pornography related charges, has been suspended by the state’s teacher licensing board.

The North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board, in a 7-0 decision, has suspended the teaching license of David George, the 37-year-old Fargo man who was jailed earlier this week on seven felonies, including a Class A Felony charge of promoting or directing an obscene sexual performance by a minor. Court documents state the charges stem from a Cybertip filed with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in early June 2023.

George had been serving as principal at West Fargo’s Independence Elementary School.

The board’s action Friday morning included the potential for further sanctions of George’s license, should he be convicted of the crime, or anything lesser than the crime he is charged with due to the factual basis of the case. A settlement agreement would be sought, and if agreed to, George’s license would be revoked. The revocation would be permanent.