Principal Placed On Administrative Leave, Investigation Underway

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ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Deputies in Limestone County are investigating the principal of the county’s career technical center. The schools superintendent has placed the principal on administrative leave. But, no one is saying why.

School leaders are keeping tight-lipped about what’s going on with Mickey Glass.  School Superintendent Tom Sisk is conducting a thorough investigation. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office is also involved.

Superintendent Sisk was clear. The details he learned Friday were serious enough to place Glass on paid administrative leave.

“It is a personnel matter, so therefore there is not much more I can say,” said Sisk.

Sisk and a team of school leaders are investigating the career technical center’s principal. WHNT News 19 discovered an auditor is also involved.

“Allegations are just that, allegations.  But, when they are serious enough, I am going to look into it and take action,” added Sisk.

Those investigators are not alone. Deputies from the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office also have Glass on their radar. The superintendent says everyone’s work is important and critical, but there is no rush.

“We’re going to take as long as it takes to do it right. We are not going to short-change the school and certainly not short-change Mr. Glass,” added Sisk.

Glass has worked as principal at the center for three years. He’s been with the school system since 1998.

Sisk wants the community to know the investigation is not an indictment.

“We have acted swiftly and deliberately. We are looking for accurate information.  We will take the time to find accurate information,” added Sisk.

Superintendent Sisk told WHNT News 19 the allegation against Glass does not involve children.

Sisk sent out a limited amount of information, in the best interest of the school district’s children, to parents to try to keep them calm.

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