Tanner High principal on leave following school complaints

Tanner High principal on leave following school complaints
Louis Gordon (Source: Athens News Courier)

LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Limestone County Schools has placed Tanner High School Principal Louis Gordon on paid leave.

The school system sent the following press release:

After receiving a number of complaints about the climate at Tanner High School, Limestone County Schools feel that it is in the best interest of the students to place the principal on paid administrative leave immediately. It is standard practice to give all employees Due Process. All sides will be heard and a recommendation of appropriate action will be made to the board if any is warranted.  Please remember that all decisions are based on what is in the best interest of Tanner High School students, staff and community. Assistant Principal Kenyon will be the acting principal beginning immediately. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Mr. Tommy Hunter, Executive Director of Human Resources.

Limestone County Schools Superintendent Tom Sisk released the following statement:

I have received a number of complaints about the climate and culture at Tanner High School this year. Therefore I feel, it is in the best interest of the students, faculty & Staff as well as the community that I look into this matter more deeply.

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