Harrison County Board of Education suspend assistant principal accused of harassment


The Harrison County Board of Education said it will bring the assistant principal of Liberty High School, Lee Livengood, back in and further investigate allegations of bullying from a student demanding change after he says the assistant principal bullied and harassed him in the school bathroom. 

As of now the suspension still stands and the board will determine the length and with or without pay.

“We haven’t determined yet on the length of the suspension or with or without pay but it appears more and more based on the information I’m starting to receive that we need to take a little stronger stand and make it without pay,” said Dr. Mark Manchin, superintendent of Harrison County Board of Education.  

The board has scheduled a meeting with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of West Virginia on Jan. 4 to open up a discussion. They have also reached out to West Virginia University for the possibility of bringing people in for sensitivity training. 

“I wanna send a very clear message that we will not tolerate that behavior from any of our employees here in Harrison County. This has been a very volatile situation, its involving, we’re gathering information literally as we speak and new information has now been made available to me. So I’ll be bringing Mr. Livengood back in for further discussion and taking further action,” said Dr. Manchin. 

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