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Sub fired following ‘inappropriate comment’ to class at Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy

HAMLET — One substitute won’t be filling in for Richmond County teachers any longer.

According to Richmond County spokesperson Briana Goins, a substitute teacher at the Ninth Grade Academy “made an inappropriate comment to the students in her classroom” on Tuesday.

No details were given as to the nature of the comment.

“This incident was reported to administrators and the school resource officer and immediately dealt with,” Goins said. “We regret this incident occurred and want you to know that this individual is no longer employed by Richmond County Schools.”

Goins added that Principal Joyce McRae “met with the students who were in the classroom when this incident took place and assured them that their safety is our top priority and that measures have been taken to prevent this from happening again.”

The school system has yet to release the name of the substitute, a public employee, and has not yet said if any charges were filed.


The chief of the Richmond County Schools Special Police referred questions about the incident report back to Dennis Quick, executive director of auxiliary services.


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