CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — In a Kanawha County Board of Education assembly Monday, members voted to terminate trainer aide James Lynch.
13 News obtained a press release from the Communications Director of Kanawha County Schools, Briana Warner:
James Lynch was an Aide within the classroom at Horace Mann Middle School however left that classroom in March, earlier than the alleged abuse was found in May by Assistant Principal Brittany Harris. In our investigation of the incident that was found in May, we reviewed video footage of that classroom for the three months previous to the May incident. In that evaluate, we found incidents involving Mr. Lynch that we deemed to be inappropriate, which led to his termination by the Board.
Briana Warner, Communications Director, Kanawha County Schools
The board voted unanimously to terminate him.
Before the vote, Tracy White, Kanawha County Board of Education president, mentioned dad and mom don’t assume they ship their kids to highschool with “monsters.”
“I’m sorry, I don’t speak for the board, but this has affected all of us and we apologize to the family members and we are very thankful for our employees who took the lead and moved forward,” mentioned White.
Multiple allegations of abuse have been made by 4 particular wants college students towards a trainer and two different aides at Horace Mann Middle School.
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