The Richmond County school system has launched an internal investigation into Lucy C. Laney High School Principal Tonia Mason, Superintendent Frank Roberson confirmed Thursday.
He declined to comment on the nature of the investigation until it is completed.
Also, the Georgia Association of Educators was asked to audit the finances of the Richmond County Association of Educators, of which Mason is president, and is doing so, according to GAE legal director Mike McGonigle. He denied a request for records on the investigation from The Augusta Chronicle, saying the association is a private company and not
subject to the Georgia Open Records Act.
Roberson said Mason is still working in her position as principal.
Mason has been at Laney since 2010.
“We are taking a very, very serious look at the issue internally, and I know the outside group is taking a serious look as well,” Roberson said. “We are waiting on their findings at this point.”