A popular high school principal in Florida has been charged with two criminal offences after using hypnosis on two students who later committed suicide.
The Sarasota County state attorney charged George Kenney on Tuesday with two misdemeanour counts of “unlawful practice of hypnosis.”
Kenney, who has been on leave as principal at North Port High School since last May, is to appear in court Jan. 31.
The state attorney’s office has been investigating the 52-year-old since October, when the North Port police turned over their investigation with recommendations to prosecute.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported Thursday that Kenney has told the school district he’ll resign his job as of June 30. He has been working in district administration during the investigation.
The misdemeanour charges carry a maximum of a year in jail. The state attorney’s office declined to press more serious felony charges of unlicensed practice of health care.
Support for Kenney among the 2,300 students at the high school remained strong throughout months of investigation and tragedy.
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