Bill Cosby has been removed from a Philadelphia high school's Hall of Fame.

A man walks past a mural depicting entertainer Bill Cosby, center, in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( ) Central High School's alumni board voted Thursday on the ouster. Board president Jeffrey Muldawer tells the newspaper the decision was made to "eliminate an issue" that was distracting from its mission. He says some board members didn't feel comfortable holding Cosby up as a role model for children.

Dozens of women have accused Cosby of molesting them decades ago. The comedian has denied the allegations and has not been charged with a crime.

Muldawer says Cosby's removal doesn't reflect an opinion about the allegations.

Cosby attended Central only for part of his freshman year. He was inducted in 1998.

Several schools across the country have rescinded honorary degrees given to Cosby.


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