BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The principal at Mount Saint Joseph High School called it quits after admitting to having inappropriate communication with a student.

Barry Fitzpatrick resigned Tuesday.

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“Mount Saint Joseph High School requires our faculty and administrators to have only appropriate communications with our students,” school president George Andrews said in a statement. “We recently discovered communications from Mr. Fitzpatrick that he acknowledged were inappropriate, and we accepted his resignation. As required by law, we have reported these communications to the proper authorities.”

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Assistant Principal David Norton will serve as acting principal.

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“Our students mean everything to us,” Norton said in a statement. “That was immediately clear to me the day I first arrived at the Mount in 1987. As such, we have the highest expectations for our faculty and administrators. And when these standards are not met, we have a responsibility to our boys and their families to take action.”