Prince George's Co School Board holding emergency meeting

An emergency meeting will take place Thursday night in Prince George's County.

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Leaders are holding a closed door emergency executive meeting after months of  scandal and alleged cover-up in the Prince George's County school system. 

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It's all to discuss several big problems facing the district. Most recently, Brian Jones, the principal at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School, was put on administrative leave, shocking board members and parents.

Parents say they were not given any type of explanation. The school district also would not provide WUSA9 with an explanation for the suspension.

Stephanie Barber, a former assistant principal at Greenbelt Elementary School, was announced as the acting principal at a meeting at the school Wednesday night.

Gregory Hamilton, who has a five-year-old son in the school, went to the meeting hoping to learn more about why Jones was put on administrative leave. "They didn't talk about none of that. They talked about school uniforms and no transfers," said Hamilton. 

This would have been Jones' first year as principal at the school. He replaced Michelle Williams. She was placed on administrative leave after a former school aid was indicted on 270 charges of child sex abuse.

Over the past year a four-year-old boy was allegedly forced to mop up his own urine as a teacher took mocking pictures. 

In addition, a bus aide is now under investigation for allegedly abusing a special needs child earlier this year. 

RELATED: Teacher's aide accused of molesting children on Prince George's Co. school bus

 


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