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Official statement from Bulloch County Schools on faculty member arrest

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An official statement from the Bulloch County Superintendent regarding the arrests and active investigation into two Statesboro High School faculty members.

The following is an official statement from Charles Wilson, Superintendent of Bulloch County Schools, concerning the arrests and active investigations of two Statesboro High School faculty members. Bulloch County Schools wishes to cooperate fully with law enforcement and not issue any detailed statements at this time that may hinder the Statesboro Police Department's investigation.

  • Safety of our students is top priority, and while we are deeply saddened by the choices made by these faculty members, our school system will not tolerate such behavior by employees, employee misconduct of any kind, or any abuse of our students.

  • Bulloch County Schools and Statesboro High School have reported and supplied all information regarding these cases to appropriate law enforcement and state agencies.

  • Bulloch County Schools and Statesboro High administrators are cooperating fully with the Statesboro Police Department's ongoing investigation of two SHS faculty members.

  • Within 24 hours of learning about this situation, both of the accused faculty members were removed from Statesboro High School, and their resignations were obtained. Neither will have further contact with any of Bulloch County Schools' students on our campuses.

  • Bulloch County Schools performs extensive state and federal background checks on all employees.  Based on the background checks we conducted on these employees when they were hired, neither had prior records that would have prevented them from being hired by any school system in any state.

  • All new hires also go through an orientation session with legal counsel concerning Georgia's Professional Code of Ethics for educators.
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