By: Kellen Moore
A Watauga High School assistant principal resigned Friday after being charged with driving while impaired early that morning.
Michael Patrick Murphy, 35, of 479 Kellwood Drive Extension, Boone, was charged with driving while impaired after performing "poorly" on field sobriety tests and receiving a 0.14 on a blood alcohol concentration test, reports state.
Murphy did not return a telephone message left Tuesday afternoon.
Murphy started as assistant principal at Watauga in August, said principal Michael Wyant, who refused to comment any further on the matter, stating that it was a personnel issue.
*Now in my opinion i think my principal has something to hide. Also our school is trying to get his job back because he moved out here from cali and is shit out of luck right now we got a big petition going around the school. you guys have any ideas that could help.
hes a nice guy and didnt go hard on you with punishments just gave you the rule book detentions and iss's, overall a good principal that need to get back to our school