Principal resigns; investigation continues

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The principal alleged to have been involved in “inappropriate relations” on the campus of Spirit Creek Middle School last school year resigned today, according to Richmond County Superintendent Dana Bedden.

Sharon McAlevy, most recently Gracewood Elementary School principal, informed her faculty today that she would be resigning effective immediately, Dr. Bedden said. She was not asked to resign.

An internal affairs investigation is continuing into the allegations, he said, and while he would not elaborate he did say they are sexual in nature.

He said he is still unsure how many people might be involved or how often any sexual acts might have occurred.

None of this would be of interest to the school system had it not been alleged that it occurred on school grounds, Dr. Bedden said.

On Oct. 10, Ronnie V. Collins, the former school public safety officer assigned to Spirit Creek, was fired as a deputy from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for not being truthful during his interview to get that job.

Mrs. McAlevy was transferred from Spirit Creek to Gracewood for the start of this school year.

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corgimom
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corgimom 10/31/08 - 04:52 pm
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I will guarantee you they

I will guarantee you they told her "if you resign we will stop the investigation and you won't lose your teaching license, but if don't, you will lose your license"

Concerned Citizen
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Concerned Citizen 10/31/08 - 05:04 pm
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I wonder what is wrong with

I wonder what is wrong with faculty at schools, they are always in trouble for sexually related incidents. It was due to having relationships with kids, now it is each other instead of the kids (which is better), but how is this all possible if you are supposed to be teaching? And people wonder why so many kids fail the CRCT.

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DoubleD 10/31/08 - 05:23 pm
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Naughty teachers and

Naughty teachers and princicpals are freakin hot if you want DD's opinion.

itamazezme
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itamazezme 10/31/08 - 06:57 pm
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Even though I really

Even though I really shouldn't be......I am in total shock!!! My child will be devastated. Mrs. McAlvey is (was?) one of their favorite teachers!!!

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georgiastoryteller 10/31/08 - 07:08 pm
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Ms. McAlevy was not

Ms. McAlevy was not implicated, she was investigated after an allegation and forced to resign at Bedden's demand. Guess there always has to be a scapegoat for the Board of Education, even one with a fifteen year perfect record with the school system.

georgiastoryteller
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georgiastoryteller 10/31/08 - 07:10 pm
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you must work for the

you must work for the Board...you are absolutely correct

augusta49
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augusta49 10/31/08 - 07:57 pm
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Where's her picture??? They

Where's her picture??? They have pictures of everyone else on here.

luckie
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luckie 10/31/08 - 08:55 pm
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Whatever the situation, she

Whatever the situation, she knew technology and established great organization and team spirit.

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