An Alcovy High School business education teacher was placed on administrative leave after reportedly admitting she was one of the bloggers named in a civil suit recently filed by AHS principal LaQuanda Carpenter.
According to an anonymous source, Alcovy High School business education teacher Michelle Finley went to Carpenter and admitted to being GwinnettTransplant. She was put on administrative leave with pay April 27, according to Director of Public Relations Sherri Davis-Viniard. No documentation can currently be released because the investigation is ongoing. According to Davis-Viniard, Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews, along with board attorney Kent Campbell, make decisions involving administrative leave. Mathews declined to comment on the decision.
Records at the Clerk of Courts office confirm that the person identified as GwinnettTransplant was removed from the lawsuit April 30. Carpenter's attorney Stephanie Lindsey confirmed Tuesday that one person had been dismissed from the lawsuit.
"We already dismissed one of the people in the complaint because that person was honorable and came forward and expressed to us exactly why (she) posted what (she) posted and identified that information was false."
When asked about the situation with Finley and the accusations that she was placed on leave after admitting to posting a comment, Lindsey said, "I'm not going to comment on that because I think that's a matter for central office to address."
Finley did not respond when asked for comment on the situation.