NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans public high school dean, who was fired from his post after a sex scandal, is stepping down.
In a statement, New Orleans Public Schools Superintendent John B. White said, “The school board, faculty and students of New Orleans have lost a leader in my time here and the district has lost a member of our family.”
The announcement comes less than a week after New Orleans Superintendent David Nix announced that Loyola Law School dean and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees would leave the school after an investigation found that he had a sexual relationship with a 19-year-old student.
Brees has said he had consensual relationships with a number of students, including one who is now his wife.
Nix said in a statement that the board was “deeply troubled” by the allegations and that the dean’s resignation was “due to a profound sense of betrayal.”
The school, a private school in a historically black school district, was placed on lockdown and shuttered for four days after news of the allegations broke.
Bail for Nix was set at $2 million.
Braynes, a first-round draft pick by the Saints in 2012, was not immediately available for comment.
White said in the statement that he hoped that the “full extent of this matter will be fully disclosed to the community” and that his resignation was effective immediately.
The New Orleans Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.