Ladue High School administrators are hoping to start a new graduation tradition this year, one that doesn't include the notorious "Senior list." The list is an annual prank in which a list is published that makes sexually derogatory comments about several junior or senior girls.
The school made national headlines in 2012 when a parent filed a civil rights complaint over the list. That prompted a federal investigation.
Since then school officials have waged an aggressive anti-bullying, anti-sexual harassment campaign. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that they've also warned students of severe consequences for anyone who puts out such a list. Anyone involved in making a list face suspensions, and seniors won't be allowed to participate in graduation.
Keefe has held the temporary academic post since August. He had volunteered to take the position without pay.
Keefe is also being accused of sexual harassment. He denies that charge, but says he has made some inappropriate comments and may have been misinterpreted.
Keefe says he isn't being pressured to step down.
The university hasn't released a statement on Keefe's resignation.