School Board Votes to Dismiss Southern Wayne Teacher

School Board Votes to Dismiss Southern Wayne Teacher

During a special called meeting, the Wayne County Board of Education voted to dismiss Southern Wayne High School teacher Anthony Williams.  On Wednesday, the board members went into a lengthy closed session to conduct a personnel hearing. 

Anthony Williams, a teacher at Southern Wayne High School, has been suspended since an incident that occurred in February at a basketball game. Williams was issued a citation for possession of a weapon on school property and resist/delay/obstruct public officer.  The D.A. dropped all charges against Williams and will allow the school administration to handle it.

After a lengthy executive session, the board returned.  Jennifer Strickland made the motion to dismiss Anthony Williams.  The board took a vote with all members present voting in favor of dismissal.