Updated June 7, 2018

The Limestone County board of education has terminated Tanner High School Principal Louis Gordon.

The board voted 5-1 for termination Tuesday evening. He will leave once his probation is over next month.

Superintendent Tom Sisk said the decision was "based off what was best for the students." He gave the following statement:

“After a principal completes a probationary period, the board of education must decide whether to give that principal a three-year contract or terminate that principal. Prior to making this decision, we carefully review all available information and viewpoints. The only consideration in making this decision is what is best for the students. Today, I recommended, and the board approved, the termination of Louis Gordon effective at the end of his probationary period. Based on the information we received, I believe this is the best course of action for the students of Tanner High School. I wish Mr. Gordon all the best in his future endeavors.”