HERTFORD, N.C. (WAVY) – Two school administrators in North Carolina have been suspended in the wake of a football scandal at Perquimans County High School.
Superintendent Dwayne Stallings announced Assistant Superintendent James Bunch and Principal Chante Jordan have been suspended, though, he wouldn’t give the exact reason.
This all stems from an attack a few months ago. Perquimans County High School football players Trevon Coleman and Raheim Kee were suspended after school officials found out they were convicted of assault. The incident happened in April on Edenton Road Street after a house party. The players were convicted in July, just before football practice started.
According to the police report, Coleman and Kee kicked, punched and stomped on the victims. Four suspects were arrested and convicted for the assault, including Coleman and Kee.
Just weeks later, they were both on the football field. Coleman was even playing with an electronic monitoring bracelet on his ankle, as part of his probation.
School officials said they only recently found out about the players charges. They immediately suspended them indefinitely and suspended football coach Elvin James, who did know about the incident in April, but allowed to players to suit up.
There were questions on how much information about the arrests school officials knew and when they knew it. Several sources have told 10 On Your Side Jordan was made aware of the arrests just after the assault happened.
Jordan was suspended for three days without pay and Bunch for five days without pay.
Superintendent Stallings told 10 On Your Side the investigation continues.