Well, that will teach me to say something nice about a bureaucrat… it seems that Heath Morrison may have been forced out as CMS superintendent. Or at least, apparently, resigned after an internal investigation into alleged misconduct.

As the Charlotte Observer reports:

An October investigation by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools legal department into Superintendent Heath Morrison raised questions about a “culture of fear” among district staff and cost overruns at new schools.

Attorneys broached both subjects as part of interviews with numerous current and former employees in the days before he abruptly announced he would resign.

Morrison on Tuesday refused to comment on reports that school board members considered terminating his contract before he suddenly agreed to step down Monday.

But multiple sources confirmed to the Observer that Morrison announced his resignation just days after the school board’s general counsel completed an extensive report that investigated allegations of misconduct, including belittling staff members.