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November 15, 2017
Former Detroit Lakes High School Principal Rod Thompson, who left Detroit Lakes under a cloud about 16 years ago, allegedly after an affair with a subordinate, has resigned under fire from his position as superintendent of the Shakopee School District.
According to the Star Tribune newspaper, his resignation came after a police investigation and a search warrant issued on Thompson's property. The search warrant affidavit refers to purchases of more than $3,500 that Thompson made, including a TV and a trip to Nashville with his wife. The affidavit stated Thompson said he reimbursed the district for purchases he made with his district credit card. Thompson stated that the charges were "unintentional."