A McDowell High School assistant principal is accused of stealing money from the school.

Lt. Andy Manis of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Nicholas Christopher Shosho, 41, of 233 Cedar Drive in Nebo, with two counts of larceny by employee.

Shosho is an employee of McDowell County Schools, assigned as assistant principal to McDowell High School since August of this year. According to McDowell County School officials, Shosho’s salary is $5,595.45 per month, or just over $67,145 annually.

Allegations came to light on Friday, Oct. 20 that money had gone missing from McDowell High on two separate occasions, adding to a total of $537, according to reports. School officials immediately notified law enforcement.

An investigation by Manis and School Resource Officer Jason Cook resulted in charges being filed.

As of Oct. 31, Shosho has been suspended from McDowell County Schools without pay.

Shosho received a written promise to appear in court. The McDowell News left a phone message seeking a comment from Shosho but the call had not been returned by deadline.

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