Spartanburg principal arrested, placed on administrative leave


Kyndran Hilton (Spartanburg County Detention Center)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – A Spartanburg school principal has been arrested and placed on administrative leave.

Meeting Street Academy Principal Kyndran Hilton was arrested by Spartanburg Police on Saturday, Aug. 14 for third-degree domestic violence, according to detention center records.

According to an incident report, the victim told police Hilton had been drinking and that they got into an argument.

The victim stated that Hilton then attacked him, saying she strangled him, scratched his back, and bit the back of his shoulder. He told police he defended himself by holding her down.

Police said they noticed a cut and a bite mark on the victim’s shoulder and another cut on his left eyelid.

According to the incident report, Hilton told police that the victim strangled her, and police noticed nail marks on her neck. She told police she got him off of her by scratching him.

After investigating, police determined Hilton was the primary aggressor in the incident.

Hilton became a teacher with Meeting Street Academy in 2013 and was later promoted as Dean of Curriculum and then Principal.

Meeting Street Academy released a statement Monday morning.

“The team member about whom you inquired is currently on administrative leave until further information becomes available. As we enter into our fourth week of school, we will continue to do what we always do: serve our students and families with everything we have.”

Meeting Street Academy

Spartanburg School District 7 sent us the following statement:

“Our Meeting Street Academy students are in the excellent care of the MSA administrative team, which is our immediate priority as we await further information on this situation.” -Jeff Stevens

Hilton has been released from the detention center.

We will continue to update this story as we learn more. Check back for updates.

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