Story resigns from LCMS amid investigation – Reuters

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Lincoln County Middle School principal Stacy Story has resigned from her position amid an investigation, according to the Lincoln County School District.

Story’s resignation was announced by the school district in a press release on Friday, March 11.

Dennis Davis, a former manager and retired superintendent, was selected to serve as alternate manager for the remainder of the year.

The story was suspended with pay on February 21 after a video, which shows a Lincoln County Middle School student laughing before assaulting an autistic student in a classroom, was shared on social media. and led to a police investigation.

According to a Lincoln County School District press release, “School officials immediately initiated an investigation with the Stanford Police Department upon becoming aware of the video.

The suspension letter sent to Story on Feb. 21 says she has been suspended with pay while the school district investigates allegations of “negligence of duty, incompetence, inefficiency, dishonesty, and lack of institutional control.” “.

According to the letter, an employee can only be suspended with pay when the superintendent determines that there is a “justifiable need to investigate alleged employee actions necessary to protect the safety of students and staff or to prevent a significant disruption.” of the workplace and/or educational process. »

Prior to his retirement, Davis served as Superintendent of Mercer County. He took up his post as director of the LCMS on Monday, March 14.

The post of college principal is expected to be advertised soon, according to the press release.

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