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Some MCA students boycott school, play hooky

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MCINTOSH CO., GA (WTOC) -

Some students in McIntosh County are at home starting their weekend. They have actually been home all day, playing hooky.

The parking lot where students normally park at McIntosh County Academy had few cars in it today after some parents and students rebelled against the school board for not suspending three administrators.

McIntosh County Academy Principal Terrance Haywood, along with the county's superintendent and assistant superintendent are charged with failure to report child abuse as part of an investigation that stemmed from a teacher who is accused of having sex with at least two students.  

School Board officials, along with officials at the high school, were not willing to tell me how many students were absent today, but there were at least 30 student parking spots empty at the high school.

This all started after the school board brought a motion to the floor twice to suspend Superintendent Tina Kirby, Assistant Superintendent Larry Day and Haywood, but the motion died both times on the floor.

Parents protested with posters at the last meeting and decided then they would hold a silent protest, boycotting school today.

One parent said he would have kept his son home if this wasn't his senior year.

"We told him we wanted him to go to school because with him graduating this year, we didn't want the school to hold it above his head and maybe stop him from getting his diploma or stop him from walking across the stage to receive his diploma," said parent Jerry Sailors.  

Sailors said the school never made any mention of those types of repercussions, but he said he didn't want to take any chances.

One grandparent said she was not afraid of keeping her granddaughter home because she feared for her safety.

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