Top 3 administrators at Carmel Middle School placed on leave

Three top leaders at a local middle school have been placed on administrative leave, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

School officials sent a message to families Tuesday stating Carmel Middle School's principal, an assistant principal, and dean of students are currently on administrative leave. 

CMS did not provide details of the situation citing that they were "a personnel matter and cannot be shared."

"The focus of CMS and staff at Carmel remains on students and their achievement," CMS officials said. "Families should know that teaching and learning are continuing at Carmel without interruption. Carmel staff and families have been directly updated on school leadership."


CMS Central 2 Learning Community Superintendent Tara Lynn Sullivan said she is looking to find an interim principal and assistant principal to lead the school. 

Officials said Assistant Principal Jared Thompson will cover school operations until a replacement principal is hired.