Principal Due In Court For Sex Crimes Against A Minor

A middle school principal in the East has been arrested for sexual exploitation.

Springfield Middle School principal Ronald Barringer was arrested on Friday. The Middle school is in Lucama, which is located in Wilson County.

WTVD is reporting Barringer is facing a total of 24 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Police say the incident happened on the 100 block of Goldsboro Street East.

Published reports say Barringer has resigned.

The case has been turned over to the SBI.

Court records show he is due in court on Monday.


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  • by Jarson Location: CMS on Nov 14, 2010 at 01:21 PM
    I´m so happy 99.9% of the people posting here has to chew up their comments about Ronnie. It´s easy to judge someone BEFORE there´s a final veredict, and now it is PROVEN that Mr.Barringer is NOT GUILTY at all, an innocent man, who has no NO JOB and a RUINED REPUTATION. Who is gonna repair that for him now?
  • by Deb Location: Texas on Nov 6, 2010 at 05:43 PM
    Funny how everyone was so eager to post about their opinion....BEFORE ..... Ron went to court. This past week he was proclaimed innocent on ALL 8 counts! Why is no one posting their comments about the innocent determination????
  • by Stan Location: Grifton, NC on Mar 27, 2010 at 09:05 AM
    Whether this man is guilty or not, the authorities have arrested him. Therefore, we must conclude that there is some evidence to support the charges. We all have seen the child sex stings MSNBC have hosted on TV. These stings catch doctors, lawyers, policemen, firefighters, teachers, even homeland security officials seeking sex from under age boys and girls, so what make you think this man is not capable of these crimes? The heart of man is desperately wicked, and no man can know the heart of man. You and I can committ the same crime if we fail to restrain our own lust. I'm angry with this man for allowing himself to even be associated with such trash. If he is a born again believer, he should have heeded God's Word, "be sure your sins will find you out." I realize what the Scriptures read concerning our sinful nature from Romans chapter 7, but I've also read Romans 13:14 "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof."
  • by decraced person on Mar 26, 2010 at 04:04 PM
    mr. Barringer always seemed like the type who you did not get to know but some how didnt want to and it didnt shock me when i found out what came up on the news i mean everyone at schools even says that it wasnt a shock to them when he did this or if he is guilty he should be punished because you dont do that to a minor and plus he has a wife at home alot of people say he is innocent until proven guilty that is true but come on he was my principle and he wasnt that nice to that mant people but to his favorite ones he was. ill be praying for you but mr. barringer i really hope it is not true what they are saying about you really cause if it is id have to go with everyone else and say they should throw the book at you
  • by Anonymous on Mar 25, 2010 at 06:10 PM
    Why are the white people on this site innocent until proven guily and the black people are just guilty? Everybody is innocent until proven guilty even people who are accused of murder. So why judge one person and not judge another.
  • by Curious Location: Beaufort County on Mar 25, 2010 at 04:45 AM
    WITN this story has seemed to drop off the face of the news!!! People would really like to know what is the latest with this, because this man is from Beaufort County!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2010 at 10:33 PM
    If indeed he is found guilty then i hope they throw the book at him!
  • by Someone who knows Location: ENC on Mar 24, 2010 at 10:08 AM
    This news article leaves room for the mind to wander and think the worst! I happen to know first hand that Ron has not laid a hand on anybody. He hasn't done anything that ALOT of men and women do everyday....he just got charged for it! So for those of you who don't know the truth, you can't judge him. It could have likely been you.
  • by Odd on Mar 23, 2010 at 01:09 PM
    I'm just wondering why the people who know him so well and believe in him fully aren't using real names. No one truly knows anyone 100%. This type of behavior is becoming more and more rampant. The scripture quote is "judge not lest ye be judged for the same measure you give will be applied unto you." If we can't judge what's the point of the court system? Criminals come from all walks of life and it's the educated ones that take a little longer to catch.
  • by Non-Biased Location: around the way on Mar 23, 2010 at 01:01 PM
    I know this man to be of sound, and moral character. I cannot believe the things that are said about his actions. I stand by him and his family. I will say that human nature is bound to love being bad, so if this is true, we should offer prayers not give in to the chance to voice terrible speak about a person you do not know. Show some restraint when trying to judge him, he has a 40 year life that says he is caring, honest, warm and down to earth. I will be following these posts to balance the "guess work" with due dilligence. His life has been stained by this issue. I will hold my judgement when I ask him myself, what happened? People who gossip to you, will always gossip about you. Think before you speak to others when you do not know the truth. I have.
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