Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Gun Totin Principal

High School Principal in Gary Facing Criminal Charges Resigns

A high school principal on administrative leave since January after police alleged he shot at his estranged wife's sport utility vehicle has resigned.

Michael Banham formally resigned as principal of Calumet High School on Monday just hours before a public hearing to discuss his employment.

Lake Ridge Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley declined to discuss the content of the resignation or reveal any negotiations for benefits. Banham could not be reached for comment because there was no telephone listing for him.

Banham, 36, of Valparaiso, was arrested Dec. 29 and charged with battery, intimidation and criminal recklessness. He is accused of shooting at the SUV carrying his estranged wife, Nichole Banham, in Hammond. He then rammed her car with his orange Hummer on Interstate 65, police said.

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