Shaw parent issues compliant on coach
by Courtney Warren
Apr 30, 2014 | 2238 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Shaw School District held a meeting on Monday to discuss an incident involving a student at McEvans Elementary School.

According to Michelle Fisher, her child was in math class when he passed a clean sheet of paper to another student.

The teacher sent him to the office and once there a coach paddled him.

"He came home from school and pulled his pants down and said 'momma look.' His butt was covered in bruises. I took photos of it all and his grandmother took him to the doctor," said Fisher.

The doctor informed the child's grandmother that he had contusions on the buttocks and it was then Fisher contacted Superintendent Judy Nelson.

"She was never in her office every time I went by there. She later called my cell phone but this wasn't a conversation I wanted to have over the phone," said Fisher.

Unable to get the answers and action she wanted, Fisher then pressed charges against Coach Ricky Lunford, the coach that paddled her son.

The Bolivar County Justice Court confirmed a complaint had been filed but a warrant for his arrest not been issued.

The Shaw School District Board of Trustees met with Fisher and others to discuss the incident, however during an executive session when Fisher was called in she was told the board could not speak to her on the matter and would have to wait five days to give her a response according to Mississippi law.

The Bolivar Commercial was unable to make contact with the school board’s attorney or a spokesperson from the Mississippi Department of Education by presstime.

The school district will have another meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m.

The Bolivar Commercial will have more as the story develops.