BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The lawyer for a fired Scotlandville principal filed an appeal with the 19th Judicial District Court Wednesday afternoon.
On November 11, a retired judge who served as a hearing officer ruled in favor of the school board agreeing with East Baton Rouge Superintendent Warren Drake's decision to fire Nicholas.
Nicholas, the former principal of Scotlandville Magnet High School, was fired for using a stick to break up a fight. Nicholas said he did use a stick to break up a fight that broke out on August 31 at Scotlandville Magnet High. Video of the incident shows Nicholas using the stick on a student.
A hearing to determine whether or not Nicholas would get his job back was held on November 2.
The school board has always said Nicholas violated policy that strictly states no corporal punishment.
Jill Craft, the lawyer for Nicholas, released the following response on Wednesday: