PROSSER -- Kevin Lusk, the principal at Prosser High School, was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday, said school district Superintendent Ray Tolcacher.
The district is finishing up an investigation focusing on his attendance at high school activities that his wife, Linda, also was reported to have attended, Tolcacher said.
The district received some complaints and responded with an investigation, he said, but he declined to release detailed information because of the ongoing investigation.
Kevin Lusk has been principal since 2001 and before that served as athletic director, coach and teacher for 15 years.
Linda Lusk, the former Prosser mayor, pleaded guilty in May in Benton County Superior Court to third-degree child molestation, a felony.
As part of her probation, she is prohibited from entering a school, including attending school events or having contact with children younger than 16 without an approved chaperone. She also cannot travel outside Benton, Franklin or Yakima counties without permission.
She was arrested Nov. 7 after her community corrections officer learned she had gone with her child, a high school student, to a school swim meet in October at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. She also attended a Prosser High event in Federal Way earlier that month, according to a legal document.
It's not clear whether those incidents prompted the school district investigation of her husband. But the Department of Corrections said Friday that she has been in compliance with her probation since being released from jail after the Ellensburg incident and it knows of no school events she has attended since then.
Lusk was sentenced in July to three months in jail for inappropriately touching a 14-year-old boy in April 2010. Prosecutors claim the teen stopped by her home to have her sign a community service form during his lunch hour, and court documents accused her of leading him to a bedroom and undressing him.
Linda Lusk said it was not a planned event and she knew what she was doing was wrong, became upset with herself and left the room, according to court documents.
She served her jail time on work release, which allowed her to work at her handbag boutique each day but spend nights in jail.
However, when she was told to report to her community corrections officer Nov. 7 after being seen at the swim meet, she refused, according to the Department of Corrections. She was arrested at her store.
She admitted to seven probation violations that included twice attending school events outside of Benton, Franklin or Yakima counties and being around boys younger than 16 without a chaperone, according to legal documents.
She spent 11 days in custody before an agreement for a negotiated sanction was released. It called for her to complete 16 hours of community service, take a polygraph test and re-enter therapy with a counselor she previously has seen.