Hayneville Police Chief Speaks Out About Superintendent Arrest


By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  Hayneville Police Chief Kelvin Mitchell speaks out about the recent arrest of the Lowndes County School Superintendent.

Mitchell held a press conference this morning -- to set the record straight about the facts surrounding the arrest of  school superintendent Daniel Boyd.

He said Boyd's decision to allow a school janitor accused of fondling a female middle school student -- to return to work before a criminal investigation was finished -- put other female students at risk.

"Daniel Boyd being aware that there was a criminal investigation," said Mitchell. "I actually spoke with him in reference to that and informed him of the duties of the police department. So, he was well aware that there was a criminal investigation being conducted."

The child's mother -- Romeka Smith attended the press conference and expressed her frustration with the school system's handling of the incident.

"To me I don't know what the protocol but I feel I really should have been called first. If not me, the police," said Smith.
Boyd is due in court for an initial appearance -- on May 8th at 9 o'clock.

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