Paradise principal to resign, says he was unable to find housing

The principal of Paradise High School announced Monday that he’s resigning because he’s been unable to secure housing.

Loren Lighthall made the announcement on the school’s Facebook page.

“It is with great sorrow that I am resigning as Principal of Paradise High School. I loved working with your children and they are the reason I loved this job so much,” his post reads in part.

Lighthall, who is married and has seven children, said he had to think about creating a stable environment for his family when making his decision.

Starting in July, Lighthall said he will be the new principal at Hughson High School in Stanislaus County.

“Thank you for welcoming me and my family and letting us be a part of your lives,” he wrote.

Paradise was leveled when wildfire swept through Butte County in November. The Camp Fire claimed the lives of more than 80 people and wiped out nearly 14,000 homes.

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