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McIntosh Co Parents Plan School Boycott Friday

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Darien, GA - Taking a stand, that's what McIntosh County parents say they are doing after three school officials are accused of covering up sexual abuse. 

Two meetings in the past two weeks discussed the charges against three McIntosh school officials there.  McIntosh Academy Principal Terrance Haywood, Superintendent Ernestine Kirby and Assistant Superintendent Larry Day are all out on bond and they each remain on the job. 

The charges stem from the case of Lori Quigley, a math teacher we first told you about in March when she was arrested on suspicion of having sex with three of her students.  Quigley has since stepped down.

Now parents tell News 3 they've had enough and they're taking matters into their own hands by organizing a school boycott.  The plan is to keep students home Friday to make a statement to the board of education.  There doesn't seem to be any central organizing force to the protest.  Instead word is spreading by phone and social media. 

"Because what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong," said Amanda Skorupski.  

Skorupski is a parent with two daughters in the McIntosh County School System.  She wants to see the three administrators off the job until police can fully investigate the charges of failing to report the sexual abuse of students. 

"I think they should be suspended on administrative leave with pay until the investigation is complete. I'm not declaring guilt or innocence. I just think until the investigation is complete that they should be on leave," Skorupski said.   

But Skorupski says while she agrees with the intent, she disagrees with taking kids out of school.  "I don't think it's a good idea.  We're not going to hurt anybody in that matter but the kids." 

Still Skorupski says she wants to see some action taken, because she says helping cover up a crime is just as bad as committing one. 
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