NORFOLK, Va. - New court records give alarming details about allegations of inappropriate sexual comments made by an assistant principal to a student.
NewsChannel 3 has learned this might not be the first time allegations like this have been made against the Madison Alternative School Assistant Principal Gary Jordan.
Records show police seized Jordan’s work computer and his personnel file from the Human Resources Department.
The search warrant states that in January a student at Madison said Jordan pulled her from class and brought her back into his office. The conversation was allegedly about a disciplinary issue and that Jordan said he would be her counselor, but “that she should not tell anyone about it.”
The warrant states that Jordan asked the student a series of inappropriate sexual questions and asked her if she could stand up and turn around so he could see her buttocks and if she could pull her pants down.
Records allege that Jordan gave the student his personal cell phone and said he would pick her up at a McDonald’s located near the victim’s home.
The court documents state that during the investigation, the school resource officer told the detective on the case, “a previous student had had a similar incident with Gary Jordan but because she was 18 years old, it was not pursued but was most likely reported in his personnel file.”
The principal told the detective that any reported incidents would be in Gary Jordan’s personnel file, according to records.
The court documents state that the principal also told the detective, “Gary Jordan has been instructed in the past that he was not to be counselling the students or giving out his personal cell phone number to any students as it would be a conflict of interest.”
Jordan was arrested for indecent liberties with a child in his custodial care.
NewsChannel 3 called Jordan on Tuesday. He said that his name has been dragged through the mud. He declined an interview with us and hung up the phone.
Jordan's trial is expected to start August 11, according to court officials.
Norfolk Public Schools gave us the following statement:
Gary Jordan is employed by Norfolk Public Schools and is currently on administrative leave. Due to confidentiality, additional personnel information can not be provided. When an allegation of sexual harassment is reported by a Norfolk Public Schools’ student, pursuant to the NPS School Board Policy GBMDA (Sexual Harassment), an internal investigation of the matter is conducted, and follow-up action is taken by the administration as appropriate.
We left a message for Jordan's attorney and are waiting for a response.