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Three McIntosh County School officials arrested for failure to report abuse

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Larry Day (Source: McIntosh County Sheriff's Office) Larry Day (Source: McIntosh County Sheriff's Office)
Terrence Haywood (Source: McIntosh County Sheriff's Office) Terrence Haywood (Source: McIntosh County Sheriff's Office)
Ernestine Kirby (Source: McIntosh County Sheriff's Office) Ernestine Kirby (Source: McIntosh County Sheriff's Office)
MCINTOSH CO., GA (WTOC) -

On March 18 the McIntosh County Sheriff's Office requested the GBI Region 14 office's assistance after allegations that McIntosh County School officials failed to report sexual abuse of a student by a teacher, Lori Quigley.

Quigley was charged by the McIntosh County Sheriff's Office.

The investigation has led to three arrests warrants of McIntosh County School officials: Superintendent Ernestine "Tina" Kirby is wanted on one count of failure to report child abuse and one count of obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

Assistant Superintendent Larry Day is wanted on one count of failure to report child abuse.

Principal Terrance Haywood is wanted on one count of failure to report child abuse and one count of false statements.

Haywood was arrested on Wednesday morning, and Kirby and Day surrendered themselves to the McIntosh County Sheriff's Office later on Wednesday.

Scholl officials and students are still in shock to learn that these administrators are accused of trying to cover up a crime.

This all began after Quigley, a teacher at McIntosh Academy, was accused of sexually assaulting at least two male students.

Investigators believe this had been going on for a couple of years, and they believe the principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent all know about this and didn't report it.

Haywood is the only one charged with a felony for reporting a false statement in writing. He was arrested today in school.

"It's a disgrace," said student John Little. "I wouldn't think this would happen at McIntosh County Academy. McIntosh Academy is good, but we have got to come together."

The assistant principal is filling in at the school, and the deputy superintendent is filling in until the county can decide what to do.

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