BCSD: Goose Creek High principal, athletic director return to work following investigation

BCSD: Goose Creek High principal, athletic director return to work following investigation

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - The Berkeley County School District says the principal and athletic director of Goose Creek High School have returned to work after having been placed on administrative leave.

BCSD officials announced Friday afternoon that Principal Jimmy Huskey and Athletic Director Cynthia McBride returned to work following an internal investigation.

Both were placed on administrative leave with pay on Wednesday.

School officials did not state why both were on leave, however sources had reported that it involved allegations of grade tampering for an athlete.

"Two Goose Creek High School officials were placed on administrative leave, with pay on Wednesday pending an investigation. Following the District's investigation, the officials have been returned to work," stated a press release by Interim Superintendent Michael Turner."The District will have no further comment on this matter due to the confidential nature of any information regarding student educational records, which are protected from disclosure by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act."

Huskey said on Thursday he could not comment on the investigation but wished he could say something.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said they were not asked to conduct any criminal investigation.

Supt. Michael Turner said Thursday morning the two were on paid leave pending the investigation of a "personnel matter."

"Administrative leave is a standard procedure when addressing issues involving personnel matters," district spokesperson Aimee Murray said in a statement. "The process is kept confidential and is done in an effort to conduct a fair and thorough exploration of all facts regarding the situation."

Jim Haynes was named acting principal at Goose Creek High School while the investigation continued.

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