MAY 2, 2005 -- The principal at Pender High School remains off the job. School administrators are keeping the reason a secret.
Last month Pender High School Principal Richard Lawson was placed on leave with pay.
Lawson has been the principal at the school in Burgaw for two years.
The superintendent's office is conducting the investigation. They say they hope to close the matter soon.
The sheriff's department says it's not involved with the case.