PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The attorney for a group of students who claim they have been the targets of an unfair pattern of abuse says the embattled principal at Woodland Hills High School resigned as the school’s head football coach.

Todd Hollis posted what he claims is a copy of Kevin Murray‘s resignation letter on Facebook.

In it, Murray says he cannot continue as coach while knowing he’s taking attention away from the players on the team.

Later in the letter, he uses an expletive to describe criticism he’s facing.

However, Superintendent Alan Johnson said Murray has not yet formally resigned.

“He has not formally resigned. I have seen the letter, but it was not sent to me or any member of The Board. I haven’t spoken with him so I can’t even verify he sent it. I have no reason to doubt it, but it wasn’t sent to me. As of today, he has not resigned as coach,” Johnson said.

Murray is under fire for several altercations between school officials and black students.

Murray has not been charged, but he’s been on unpaid leave since July. He’s waiting for the state education department to decide if it will renew his certification, which he must have to work as a teacher or principal.

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