South Marshall Middle Principal Barlow Resigns
By WestKyStar Staff
BENTON, KY - While facing charges of rape, terroristic threatening, and false imprisonment, Kent Barlow has resigned as Principal of South Marshall Middle School.
The Marshall County School District is expected to post the job opening Thursday, and must replace him by July 1, according to the Paducah Sun.
Meanwhile, Barlow was in Marshall District Court Wednesday, where he waived his right to a preliminary hearing. His attorneys, Mark Bryant and Emily Roark, asked to have Barlow's bail be reduced so he can go to a rehabilitation center in central Tennessee, but that request was denied by Judge Jack Telle. Bryant said he is trying to find another counseling center for Barlow.
Barlow was arrested on Sunday, March 11 after a female acquaintance escaped to a neighbor's house and called police. She accused him of raping her, hitting her head against a wall, and dragging her back into his home by her hair after she ran outside.