KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City Public Schools principal will be out of the office "indefinitely," according to school officials.
Students attending the Foreign Language Academy left school on Tuesday with a letter to give to parents.
The letter's message startled and upset parents when they arrived to pick up their children.
In the letter, district officials explained that Dr. Carol Allman would be "out of the office indefinitely" and that she left "at the request of the Kansas City Public Schools."
The district's attorney alerted staff to the development Tuesday morning, but did not explain why. District insiders said Allman was escorted off school property on Friday.
Parents said Allman was the reason they chose to attend the Foreign Language Academy – one of the district's higher performing schools.
"She's the best person. She knows every kid by name," parent Unique Winters said. "She's one of the best people I know. I love the fact that she loves my children, and it's genuine. And she takes time out when she sees disorderly conduct."
Allman has been principal since 2001. She's a 22-year veteran with the district. Before coming to the Kansas City district, she taught in private schools and was a Blue Springs School Board member. She earned her doctorate at St. Louis University.
41 Action News reached out to Allman, but was unable to reach her for comment.