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McIntosh County parents could boycott schools

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Some McIntosh County parents may be protesting in a new way.

They are upset after the board of education voted to allow three school officials to keep their jobs despite being arrested for failure to report child abuse.

Parents already protested at the last board meeting, but there are rumblings of a silent protest. Parents are talking about possibly boycotting school on Friday, keeping their kids at home.

This all started when McIntosh Academy teacher Lori Quigley was arrested for having sex with two of her male students.

Shortly after, the superintendent, assistant superintendent and the school's principal were arrested for failing to report the issue.

The three officials bonded out of jail, but the board of education has decided to allow them to keep their jobs, outraging many parents in the area and spurring discussions of a school boycott on Friday.

While some parents may allow their kids to stay home, other parents said a boycott is not for them.

"I wouldn't participate in that because it is not fair to the children," said Delores Harvey. "Honestly, in my opinion, that's not going to make this right with what's going on. Two wrongdoings don't make a right, and all boycotting is going to do is hurt the students."

Neither the board of education and the sheriff's office has head of the boycott, but one principal has heard rumors about parents keeping their kids home from school.

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