FBI confirms ‘law enforcement action’ at Athens City Schools superintendent’s home

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ATHENS, Ala. – Law enforcement, including federal agents, were at the Athens City Schools Superintendent Trey Holladay’s home Tuesday morning.

An FBI spokesman confirmed FBI agents were at the home “as part of a law enforcement action,” but declined to comment further.

When reached by phone Tuesday afternoon, Holladay said he could not comment. A short time later, he released the following statement through his attorney:

“I am proud to be the Superintendent of Education for the Athens City School System. I have had the privilege of being an educator for over 35 years. There are absolutely no charges filed against me. I appreciate so much the overwhelming support from my friends and community.”

Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks also declined to comment.

The Athens City Schools System released a statement Tuesday evening.

“The school system has learned that federal officials were engaged in a law enforcement action at Dr. Holladay’s private residence earlier today. The system is monitoring the situation, and will assist with any requests by those officials. The system refers further inquiries about the matter to Dr. Holladay’s legal counsel and the federal officials involved.”

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