JAY, Okla. - The Jay Middle School principal charged with first-degree degree manslaughter following a boating accident in July has been suspended without pay.
The decision was made Wednesday during a due process hearing when the Jay Public Schools superintendent and members of the Board of Education agreed to suspend the hearing until the conclusion of the criminal proceedings against Shane Carroll.
Carroll agreed to be placed on administrative leave with no pay or benefits and to resign immediately from his position if he is found guilty or pleads guilty to a felony charge.
According to the agreement, the due process hearing will resume within two weeks following the conclusion of the criminal case if no finding of guilt or no plea of guilt is entered for a felony charge.
He was arrested following the results of investigation released in October where the Grand River Dam Authority said alcohol and excessive speed contributed a boat crash on Grand Lake in July that killed 39-year-old Monte Price.
Four people were in the 20-foot boat when it struck a breakwater structure near the Arrowhead Yacht Club area on the Duck Creek arm of Grand Lake, throwing Price from the boat. His body was found 12 hours later.
Carroll was also charged with reckless operation of a vessel.
On Wednesday, he appeared in Delaware County District Court for a preliminary hearing on his charges.
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