Peach County High School principal, Bruce Mackey, used school funds to support a fraternity brother running for a state level fraternity office.
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission investigated Mackey, and suspended him without pay for writing a $100 check.
Mackey admitted what he did was wrong, and sees why his actions were wrong. But, he also said he didn't realize writing the check was wrong.
Mackey wrote the check as a way to give back to the civic groups who help give scholarships to Peach County students. He says he was supporting the fraternity brother because he is a 'critical player in the school receiving those scholarships'.
Mackey was suspended for two weeks without pay earlier this year, and this is now on his permanent teaching record.
"It was an honest mistake. It was a learning experience and you live and learn. I've tried to put that behind me and chalk it up as a learning experience. And knowing that I'm not going be doing that anymore, I don't want to jeopardize my career for a hundred dollars," Mackey says.
The case is now closed, and Mackey maintains his role as principal. He says he wants to use this experience to make him a better person, a better administrator, and hopefully a better role model for his students.