A Connecticut middle school principal accused of making erotic slasher movies has stepped down, according to the school system.
Dr. Mark Foley, the principal of Granby Memorial Middle School, and Aaron Vnuk, a guidance counselor at Sage Park Middle School in Windsor, allegedly produced the films through a company called Moongoyle Entertainment, whose slogan is "Fresh blood, hot babes, cool flicks."
Both educators were suspended when the allegations came to light. Vnuk went back to work late last month and told school officials he would stop working with the production company.
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Foley, meanwhile, is stepping down.
"The Granby Board of Education has accepted the resignation of Dr. Mark Foley from his position as Principal of Granby Memorial Middle school," Granby superintendent Dr. Alan Addley said in a statement Wednesday. "Dr. Foley has served successfully as Middle School Principal since July 2013; however, Dr. Foley acknowledges the distraction caused by the recent publicity concerning his involvement in Moongoyle Entertainment LLC."
Addley said Foley's involvement in the production company was "completely legal" and that the principal had been trying to end his involvement with Moongoyle Entertainment.
But members of the school community have expressed concern over the allegations, according to Addley.
"Dr. Foley acknowledges that the confidence in the principal by the school community is imperative for the success of the school and Dr. Foley does not want the issue of media coverage of Moongoyle Entertainment to distract parents, students or staff from the important work at the school," Addley said.
The Facebook page for Moongoyle Entertainment was deleted after the allegations came to light in early October.