Update: Milan HS principal is reassigned after entering plea in auto tracking case

MILAN, Tenn. — The principal of Milan High School has been relieved of administrative responsibilities and transferred within the school district after entering a best interest plea during a Thursday hearing.

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-4-19-00-pmJohn Burks had previously been suspended after being charged with placing an electronic tracking device on a couple’s vehicle in Jackson.

Burks entered a best interest plea Thursday.

The Milan Special School District’s Director of Schools Jonathan Criswell said Friday in a prepared statement: “Mr. Burks has been relieved of his administrative responsibilities in Milan Special School District and has been transferred within the district. I will meet with Mr. Burks on Monday to finalize his placement and assignment for the remainder of this school year.”

With the judge accepting the plea deal, Burks will avoid jail time but will be penalized, agreeing to pay a $500 fine. He also will be on probation until he pays the fine and costs, according to his attorney.

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