South Tampa principal, teacher accused of child abuse resign from schools

Michael Hoskinson and his wife Kimberly Hoskinson.

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A middle school principal and high school assistant teacher in the trendy South Tampa neighborhood resigned Wednesday following their arrests for child abuse.

Coleman Middle School principal, 53-year-old Michael Hoskinson, and his wife, 49-year-old Kimberly Hoskinson, were arrested earlier this week. Kimberly Hoskinson is an assistant teacher at Plant High School.

According to Tampa police, a verbal altercation turned physical when Kimberly pushed the victim and Michael punched the victim in the ribs two times.

The victim was not identified, but police are calling it domestic violence. They said the incident did not happen in the schools and is not related to their employment.

The school district announced both Michael and Kimberly resigned on Wednesday. They released this statement:

Immediately after the Thanksgiving break, the district will begin the process of appointing a new principal at Coleman Middle School.

That process will involve input from staff and families at the school.

The Assistant Principal will lead Coleman Middle School in the interim.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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