Principal arrested for contributing to delinquency of minor

By: Elizabeth Owens Email
By: Elizabeth Owens Email
Saluda County deputies arrested a former Aiken County School principal for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Mason Cummings/December 14, 2011/WRDW-TV

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

SALUDA CTY., S.C. -- News 12 has just learned a teacher was arrested on Dec. 8 for engaging in immoral behavior with a student.

Aiken County deputies arrested Mason Cummings, a former principal at Ridge Spring-Monetta High School, for intentionally engaging in immoral behavior with a victim under the age of 16.

The report alleges the incidents occurred while Cummings was a teacher at Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary/Middle School.

Cummings resigned from his job as principal a month before his arrest.

According to the incident report, the victim was a student at the middle school where he was teaching. She alleges the incidents happened between 1999 and 2007, beginning when she was 13 years old. She claims some of incidents happened on school property.

She says Cummings had intercourse with her when she was 15 years old.

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