Two teachers put on leave after bumps were found on special needs student’s head


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -Two Bibb County teachers were placed on administrative leave as the Bibb County School District and Sheriff’s Office are investigating an incident.

According to an e-mail from BCSD director of communications, Stephanie Hartley, on November 8th, the mother of a special needs student at Heritage Elementary School brought concerns to the school. She noticed bumps on her 7-year-old boy’s head. The school then placed the teacher and paraprofessional, who teach his classroom, on paid administrative leave.

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Human Resources is looking into the case. Social workers notified DFCS and they told the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

Heritage principal, Jennifer Askew, sent out a letter to students’ parents November 15th. It stated there is an investigation going on.

“I am not able to go into further details about this incident, but I want to assure you that the safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance,” said Askew. “Please know the expectation is that our school will be a safe and secure environment for all.”

We’ll have more information as the story develops.