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Nyssa High School principal resigns after probe, gets $50,000

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

NYSSA – The Nyssa School District paid $50,000 to former high school principal Shawn Jensen to get his resignation last month after school officials concluded he had sexually harassed a district employee for a year, according to district records.

Jensen was placed on administrative leave Nov. 11 after an employee came forward with allegations of unwelcome sexual advances, both physical and verbal, by Jensen.

A district investigation concluded the allegations were true and recommended his termination. Jensen contested the allegations but his attorney told officials that “some form of directive or discipline may be . . .