School Superintendent Exploring Legal Action In Response To Facebook Posting
Jul 21, 2018 02:50PM ● Published by Bill Gilman
Dracut School Superintendent of Schools Steven Stone.
On July 13, "The Dracut Connection" posted items on its Facebook page, alleging that two Dracut teachers and an administrator had been fired at the end of the school year for "inappropriate conduct."
According to one of the posts, one teacher was fired for "inappropriate conduct with a student" and the other for inappropriate with another staff member. The post alleged the administrator was let go for inappropriate conduct with an adult on school property.
The posts did not name any of the employees allegedly terminated. However, in the comment stream, a page administrator did state what they believe to be the grade and subject speciality of one of the fired teachers.
When contacted for comment regarding the posts, Superintendent of Schools Steven Stone released the following statement:
"It has come to my attention that a privately managed social media site has posted allegations related to the Dracut Public Schools. Those spurious and provocative allegations are entirely without merit. As these baseless and defamatory comments could undermine the confidence in the school district I have referred the matter to counsel for review."Your Dracut Today reached out to "The Dracut Connection" through its Facebook page to ask if they stood by the posts. As of the time this article was published, they had not responded. "The Dracut Connection" Facebook page is a social media page connected to the Dracut Access Television show of the same name. The show is hosted by Brian Bond, Gordy Scott, John Zimini and George Boag.
In the comment stream, Zimini alleged school department officials actively cover up negative incidents within the schools.
"Like a third world Dictatorship, the Dracut school Department does a great job at covering up but not so much in regards to test scores!" Zimini wrote.
As of July 21, the Facebook page for "The Dracut Connection" had 2,275 "Likes" and 2,259 followers.