• SCS principal placed on leave after 'allegations of inappropriate behavior,' internal email says

    By: Siobhan Riley

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Shelby County Schools principal has been placed on paid leave after he engaged in ‘inappropriate conduct,” according to an internal email. 

    Manassas High principal, Otis Clayton, is facing the allegations but, no other information has been released, according to an internal email by the school district's superintendent. 

    SCS said the allegations do not involve a student at his school.

    FOX13 obtained a letter from Superintendent Dr. Joris M. Ray --

    "It’s been brought to my attention that there is an ongoing investigation by local law enforcement concerning various allegations of inappropriate behavior (not involving a student) made against Dr. Otis Clayton, Principal of Manassas High School. 

    Dr. Clayton has been placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation into these allegations.

    I have immediately removed Dr. Clayton as principal at Manassas. A meeting with the staff at the school is scheduled tomorrow morning."

    We reached out to MPD for more information about the allegations - they told us they don't have any additional information at this time.

    Now, parents are left wondering what happened.

    Loca; grandparent Keisha Davis asked, "is he overreaching, is he using his authority to intimidate people under his authority."

    A meeting with staff at the school was scheduled for Tuesday. No one has told us what happened at that meeting.

    This is a developing story. Check back for updates on the SCS investigation.


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