Former Dothan principal appeals termination

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A former Dothan High School principal accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a female student has appealed his termination.

The city school board terminated 41-year-old Andrew Sewell's contract March 9 after Sewell was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Board attorney Jere Segrest was unavailable for comment Thursday on Sewell's decision to appeal.

Sewell allegedly had an inappropriate sexual relationship in January with a student who was 17 at the time.

He has since been charged with three more instances of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The complaints allege he provided the same student with cigarettes and alcohol.

Sewell was scheduled for an April 3 trial on the first charge.

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