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SAN ANTONIO -- In the middle of a NEISD investigation, the principal of Madison High School turned in his resignation.

Wednesday North East ISD officials announced the resignation of Chris Thompson.

They say the former principal was accused of taking district property, including flooring and two patio shades, during a construction project.

Though the alleged thefts reportedly happened back in 2010, it was not until October 2012 that a district employee formalized the allegations. NEISD says the items were returned in short order.

NEISD said in 2010 the rubber tile newly installed in the Madison High School gym had to be removed due to a contractor error. They said Thompson claimed he had permission to take about 700 square feet of that tile. District police were in the process of determining if Thompson actually had permission to take the tile.

NEISD said Thompson had been with the district for 26 years, and was Madison principal for the past eight years.

Joe Reasons, executive director of school administration, has been named the interim principal.

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