The founder of Liberty Christian High School, Cody Christian, announced his resignation on Monday, the school announced in a statement.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve my community and my community’s students,” Christian said in a prepared statement.
I’m extremely grateful for my opportunity to lead this school.
I’ve had the honor to help shape a young people’s life and the life of our community for years.
I will continue to support our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
I look forward to the future.
I am proud to be a part of Liberty School, and wish the entire Liberty School community the best.
Cody Christian is a former assistant principal at the school.
In March 2017, a state investigation found that he had falsified records, misled school officials and lied to investigators about his financial problems, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The school district later settled with him for an undisclosed amount.
The investigation also found that the school’s principal had made false statements about the financial aid policies and procedures that were being used by students.
The lawsuit also alleged that the principal was under pressure to help students pay for tuition and room and board, a practice that violates state law.
A federal judge in February 2016 ruled that the district must make improvements to its financial aid process, but the district has not yet agreed to any changes.
Christian was arrested in December 2017 for alleged child pornography and other crimes related to child pornography, including sexual assault, but he was cleared of all charges.
He has said in the past that he was fired because of the allegations.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.