REED CITY — Former Evart High School principal Alan Kullman was sentenced to serve at least seven years in prison for having sexual contact with a 14-year-old female student.

Earlier this month, Kullman pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct during a pretrial in Osceola County’s 49th Circuit Court.

Surrounded by family and supporters, he was sentenced Friday in Judge Ronald Nichols’ courtroom at the Osceola County Courthouse, located at 301 W. Upton Ave. in Reed City. We will serve between seven and 50 years in prison.

One of Kullman’s supported was ordered removed from the courtroom by Nichols.

Kullman was arrested in June and charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. That same month, he resigned from his position at Evart High School.

The former educator had entered a guilty plea to one of the three charges against him and was scheduled to be sentenced in October. However, due to a disagreement between the defense and prosecution in “scoring” for the sentencing, prosecutors withdrew their offer.