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Colbert Heights Parents Demand Answers About Principal’s Leave

COLBERT HEIGHTS, Ala. (WHNT) – On Monday, Colbert County Schools superintendent Anthony Olivis placed Colbert Heights Elementary principal Bobby Montgomery on paid leave.

Parents were shocked when they heard the news. Kim Kimbroug says she found out through her kids.

“I always wonder is there something happening involving the children? You know that’s my first concern if there is any misconduct on his part with our children,” said Kimbroug.

Superintendent Olivis says the decision was made after someone brought undisclosed allegations against Montgomery.

Olivis says Montgomery may return to his position as principal, depending on the result of an internal investigation. The investigation is not criminal.

Parents say the school has not notified them of the situation.

“I think that we need to know as soon as possible what the situation is. So we can determine, you know as parents, if it’s a situation we need to check in further with our children. We definitely need to be informed about what is going on. He has been principal there for several years now, and so it is definitely a concern. I think all parents have a right to know,” said Kimbroug.

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