Horace Jones

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Horace Jones
Occupation Former NFL football player, high school principal


Horace Jones is the former principal of Pensacola High School who was removed in 1996 for allegedly attempting to cover up the PHS football sex scandal.

Jones was appointed principal when Principal Cone transferred to District Office in 1994. During his tenure, he presided over the series of bomb threats that interrupted the 1995-96 school year as well as a sex scandal in which at least eight students (including seven members of the PHS Tigers football team) received oral sex from a 15-year-old special education student in a stadium locker room. They were eventually charged with lewd and lascivious assault on a child under 16. Principal Jones, himself a former NFL football player, was accused of attempting to cover up the incident to protect the members of the playoff-bound football team. Superintendent Bill Maloy removed Jones from his position on June 4, 1996,[1] along with two assistant principals, football coach David Wilson and assistant football coach Kevin Sanders.[2]

Richard Harper temporarily replaced him as principal until a more permanent replacement was found in Larry Huntley.

Preceded by:
Unknown
Escambia County Affirmative Action director
? - present
Incumbent
Preceded by:
Unknown
Escambia County Teacher Recruitment director
? - present
Incumbent
Preceded by:
J. P. Cone, Jr.
Principal of Pensacola High School
19941996
Succeeded by:
Richard Harper

References[edit]

  1. "Principal, coach removed in sex scandal." Miami Herald, June 5, 1996
  2. http://www.thelizlibrary.org/undelete/catts/archives/1996-06-19.txt