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Elementary School Principal Arrested In Child Sex Sting

Elementary School Principal Arrested In Child Sex Sting
Police say they arrested more than a dozen people during an undercover child sex sting operation in Atlanta - one of them, an elementary school principal.

Fifty-six-year-old John McGill was one of 14 taken into custody Monday during the sting, dubbed "Operation Broken Heart." (Via DeKalb County Jail)

A representative with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation told reporters all 14 traveled to DeKalb County "with the intent to meet a child for sex." (Via WGCL)

McGill was immediately suspended from his position at Mt. Carmel Elementary School after his arrest. And parents say they were shocked to hear the news.

"It's very upsetting as a parent with a child here in this school."
"I've known Dr. McGill for a while, and it's just, it saddens my heart. It really does." (Via WXIA)

The other suspects arrested in the sting ranged between 21 and 64 years old, according to WAGA, and nearly 40 different law enforcement agencies joined forces in the bust.

Prosecutors charged McGill with traveling with intent to have sex with a child. He scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

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coopski1 March 04 2014 at 12:55 PM

Was he getting his hair cut when he was arrested? He looks like he's wearing a barber's cape.

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meyanagrundy21 coopski1 March 04 2014 at 1:08 PM

lol no thats just how dekalb county jumpsuits look, i wondered the same thing when i went on the arresting website until i saw everyone had them on

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jaluty March 04 2014 at 2:40 PM

This country needs to start doing a hell of a lot better job screening the people who work in our schools. If they can't solve this problem then it's time to shut the damn things down.

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gzimmer105 jaluty March 04 2014 at 2:46 PM

Shut down schools? Really?

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David S. jaluty March 04 2014 at 3:24 PM

They haven't shut down the Roman Catholic Church, and plenty of their pedophile priests roam free.....

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maio590 March 04 2014 at 9:38 PM


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LadyIlonaB2@aol. March 04 2014 at 2:45 PM

Might as well lock him away for life.

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cjacsi LadyIlonaB2@aol. March 04 2014 at 4:48 PM

Yeah good one. Let's lock him away for life and let the others go. Guess you didn't read that there were 14.

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bevwshngtn March 04 2014 at 2:45 PM

When I hear of read something like this, the first thought pop into my mind, who can we
trust now? there are no answers. Other than keep the eyes open. We never know another
person completely.

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jktejas March 04 2014 at 2:48 PM

My husband was elected to the legislature of our state a number of years ago and one of his colleagues was a man capable of doing so much good in this state, as well as being one of the most unassuming and likeable legislators was caught with a sizeable collection of kiddy porn in his computer.....as well as compulsively using the state's tech facilities for the same thing. To so many of us, that revelation was a real kick in the gut. I can well understand the shock expressed by those who thought their children were in the care of a responsible person.

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sirbosk1 March 04 2014 at 2:48 PM

I wonder how many of these pedophiles are married heterosexuals?

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marlene March 04 2014 at 2:53 PM

Sorry.....cut off their you know what! That should do the trick.

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cathy.brown6 March 04 2014 at 2:53 PM

Shocking...how these police stings work! More of these sick men need to be cuffed and off the streets. I hope they expand this program to other cities!!!

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DanielCWillman March 04 2014 at 2:59 PM

Hang them high!

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