Superintendent Bill Schad wasted no time in responding to the pleas he heard at Thursday night's School Board meeting at North Clay Middle School. A Clay City Elementary student was recently suspended for three days after his teacher found a list of names that he had written under the heading, "To kill." The names were those of 20 other students and three teachers.
Many parents were far from satisfied with Principal Jon Russell's handling of the matter. Several of them came before the Board to ask that further action be taken to ensure the safety of their children, who also attend the school.
The boy rode his bus as usual Friday morning. When it arrived at the school, he was immediately ushered into a meeting with Schad, Russell, Assistant Superintendent Mike Mogan, Student Services Director Maryann Reed and Special Services Director Susan Price. It was determined that he should be removed from the elementary and sent home until a suitable alternative placement can be made.
The group will meet with the child's parents Monday morning to discuss his schooling options. Schad is hopeful that he will be back in a classroom somewhere within a couple of days.
Schad said he still intends to schedule a community meeting, where parents will have an opportunity to speak to him directly about the incident. The exact date of the forum is not yet set, he added, as he will have to work around other meetings. How quickly the matter can be reinvestigated is also a factor.