FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala (WHNT) – The Vina community is rebuilding what is broken. Parents, students, school and city authorities gathered at Vina High School on Monday for a community awareness meeting.
‘We just wanted to address different concerns. People are bringing up different concerns about what had happened in the last month,” said Donald Borden, Assistant Superintendent. “We just wanted to let the community be aware that this is not a reflection on the school. It’s a reflection on some bad decisions by some individual. These meetings are a step towards moving forward.”
Last month, former coaches Sonny Tibbs and Brian Scott Keeton were both charged with having sex with a high school student.
The news left parents uneasy and a community wondering what’s next. The county sheriff’s office and school board decided to conduct a community awareness meeting. The main purpose of the meeting is to answer any questions parents have.
Borden says he hopes these meetings put parents’ minds at ease and help the community move on to the next chapter.