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BOE County expels student after school lockdown – The Brewton Standard

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The Escambia County School Board met last week and approved the expulsion of a student from WS Neal High School.
Superintendent Michel McClung confirmed the expulsion was the result of a school lockdown event on August 19 in East Brewton.
At the time of the event, officials released the following information:
“A potential threat to the safety of a WS Neal High student was posted on social media, August 19, 2022. For this reason, WS Neal High and the Escambia Career Readiness Center have been placed under lockdown. The situation was investigated and determined not to pose a threat. Both schools have resumed normal operations.
According to reports, a threatening photo of a student with what appeared to be a gun was posted on social media from an off-campus location. A full investigation was conducted and no firearms were found on either campus.
McClung told board members on Thursday that the student would be given a laptop and complete the rest of the school year in a “virtual learning” situation. She further stated that the student would not be allowed on campus for any reason and would be prohibited from attending any school events.
Neither the student’s parents nor the student attended Thursday’s meeting. McClung said the student expressed remorse for the actions that resulted in the disciplinary action.
“We take all threats seriously. Student and faculty safety is our top priority,” McClung said. “We would like to thank everyone for their response and understanding.”
WS Neal High School remained in conversation as the board approved the demolition of the school’s auditorium.
The auditorium was deemed a total loss following a tornado that ripped through the county in June 2021. The building sustained extensive damage and will be replaced with new construction in the coming months. Ingle Demolition will demolish the facility at a cost of $126,000 according to a council-approved article.
Also at Thursday’s meeting, McClung commended board members who completed the hours of training required by the Alabama Association of School Boards. All members were honored with a certificate commemorating their achievement. Those who received McClung’s commendation were Coleman Wallace, Danny Benjamin, Kevin Hoomes, Mike Edwards Cindy Jackson, Loumeek White and Sherry Digmon.
The following personnel recommendations were also approved by the Board:
Authorized leave:
Elisabeth Harrison, Educational Assistant, Turtle Point Science Center, Leave of Absence, effective August 22, 2022 through December 16, 2022;
Resignations:
Tawana Jones, English and Language Arts Teacher, Escambia County High School, effective August 31, 2022;
Keyon Thompson, math teacher, Escambia County High School, effective August 24, 2022;
Latonia Brooks, teaching assistant, Escambia County High School, effective August 26, 2022;
Amber Carpenter, janitor, Pollard McCall Junior High School, effective July 19, 2022;
Scotty Benton, elementary teacher, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, effective August 24, 2022;
Vernice Dailey, Special Needs Bus Helper, Atmore Bus Shop, effective August 16, 2022;
June Kent, Temporary/Part-Time, Special Education Services, Office of Special Education and Student Services, effective May 26, 2022;
Use:
Kara Bradley, Accountant, Escambia County School Board, effective September 1, 2022;
Tracy Hudson, School Improvement Supervisor, Escambia County School Board, effective September 6, 2022 (replacing Valarie Smith);
Maranda Johnson, office assistant, Escambia County High School, effective August 26, 2022 (replacing Emily Harrison;
Joel Gonzalez, teacher’s aide, Escambia County High School, effective August 26, 2022;
Cara Beyette, 6-Hour Lunchroom Worker, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, effective September 1, 2022 (replacing Sabrina Dialey);
Ashlyn Ward, Janitor, WS Neal Elementary School, effective August 26, 2022 (replacing Kimberly Price);
Kelly Mitchell, Counselor, WS Neal Elementary School, effective August 23, 2022 (replacing Levon Wright) (date amended);
Marty Stringer, Part-Time Teacher/Gifted Education Specialist, Office of Special Education and Student Services, effective August 29, 2022;
Preston Hassell, caretaker, Escambia Career Readiness Center, effective September 1, 2022 (replacing Sandra Floyd);
Transfers:
Tawana Jones, English/Language Arts Teacher, WS Neal High School, to English/Language Arts Teacher, Escambia County High School, effective April 18, 2022 (replacing Levon Wright);
Job change:
Kelli Stuckey, Business Office Clerk, Escambia County School Board, Brewton Central Office, to Accountant, Escambia County School Board, effective September 1, 2022;
Andrea Godbolt, Central Operations Clerk, Brewton Central Office, to Accountant, Escambia County School Board, effective September 1, 2022;
Felicia Bishop, Office Assistant, Escambia County High School, to Secretary/Registrar, Escambia County High School, effective August 26, 2022;
April Dunsford, Office Assistant, Flomaton Elementary School, to Secretary/Registrar, Flomaton Elementary School, effective August 26, 2022;
Jaye Jaye Hagan, Office Assistant, Flomaton High School, to Secretary/Registrar, Flomaton High School, effective August 26, 2022;
Kathleen Allen, Office Assistant, Huxford Elementary School, to Secretary/Registrar, Huxford Elementary School, effective August 26, 2022;
Melissa Cosey, Special Education Teaching Assistant, Pollard McCall Junior High School, to Elementary Teacher, Pollard McCall Junior High School, effective August 26, 2022 (replacing Rebecca Green);
Jacqueline Gresham, Office Assistant, Pollard McCall Junior High School, to Secretary/Registrar, Pollard McCall Junior High School, effective August 26, 2022;
Vonda Bynum, Office Assistant, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, to Secretary/Registrar, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, effective August 26, 2022;
Peggy Nelson, Office Assistant, WS Neal Elementary School, to Secretary/Registrar, WS Neal Elementary School, effective August 26, 2022;
Rehire:
Deborah Silcox, Temporary/Part-Time, Special Education Services, Office of Special Education and Student Services, effective August 26, 2022;
June Kent, Temporary/Part-Time, Special Education Services, Office of Special Education and Student Services, effective August 26, 2022.