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Middletown superintendent resigns, school district says

His resignation came days after he posted on social media about a hate letter that was sent to his home.

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The superintendent of Middletown Public Schools has submitted his resignation, effective immediately, according to the school district.

Dr. Michael Conner's resignation, submitted Thursday, came days after he posted on social media about a hate letter that was sent to his home.

Middletown police started an investigation into the origin and intent of the mail.

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Dr. Conner was placed on paid administrative leave in October 2021 while an investigation looked into alleged improper conduct by Middletown school administrators.

"I am not resigning because of the baseless claims, political posturing, and a one-sided investigation process that is more interested in reaching a result in lieu of finding the truth," Conner wrote in his resignation letter. "The recent threats to my family and myself has caused me to reevaluate personal priorities. At this time, my priority is family."

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Middletown Public Schools sent a statement to FOX61 on Friday, saying:

"Dr. Conner has provided his notice of resignation as Superintendent of Middletown Public Schools to Chairperson Deborah Cain. On behalf of the Board, Chair Cain accepted Dr. Conner’s resignation, effective immediately. The Board wishes Dr. Conner well in his future endeavors."

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On Friday evening, Conner retweeted a screenshot of his resignation letter, saying,

"With the new developments of district leaders from a neighboring town involved in the plot, coordination with city officials/white supremacy, and racism at its core, I want to do real work. Not worry if I am going to be alive. Moving on!"


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