Layton High principal placed on leave amid investigation

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

LAYTON -- The Davis School District has begun an internal investigation into the administration at Layton High School.

District spokesman Chris Williams confirmed Tuesday that Layton High School Principal Paul Smith has been placed on administrative leave while the district conducts an investigation.

Williams also confirmed that a secretary at the high school has retired. He would not comment further on the investigation except to say police are not involved at this point.

"It wouldn't be fair to Paul, or anyone, generally, in any sort of investigation, if we went out and commented on ... our suspicions," Williams says.

He will neither confirm nor deny the new investigation is related to the case of 62-year-old choir director Joseph Everton, who's been on leave while the district investigates his relationship with a former student.

The former student's mother claims her daughter and Everton eloped to Las Vegas last month.

Layton police said Tuesday they won't pursue any criminal action in that case.


Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

Marc Giauque


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast