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Maximo Elementary principal sued by employee fired after reporting abuse

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A principal assigned to improve one of Pinellas County’s infamous “failure factories” is being sued by a co-worker who reported a student assault, and was fired for her trouble. Lakisha Falana, 42, is principal of Maximo Elementary School, which she took over after the school received three consecutive “F” grades. Falana was previously principal at Tarpon Springs Elementary before she took over the Maximo job in 2014. Emily Marie Vaultonburg, a 35-year-old St. Petersburg resident, served as a behavior specialist…

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