Brandon Middle School teacher suspended

March 25, 2013 in Top Stories

A Brandon Middle School teacher is on suspension after what school district officials are referring to as a “disciplinary issue.”

Angela Smith told The Clarion-Ledger her eighth grade son was shoved on March 19 by information and communication technology teacher Terry Williams after he was caught tossing a piece of candy across the room.

Smith said Williams told her son to go to the principal’s office. She said her son stopped at the water fountain on the way to the principal’s office, and the teacher came out and started yelling at him. The teacher then grabbed him by the shirt and bumped him with his chest.

Ex-coach charged with sex with student

December 6, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Authorities said a former assistant coach at two Rankin County schools has been charged with gratification of lust and of sexual battery. They said the charges are related to allegedly inappropriate contact with a student.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said that 27-year-old Matthew Wilder had worked at McLaurin Attendance Center and Florence Middle School.

Rankin Co. principal, an AOY finalist

June 21, 2012 in News, Top Stories

By Gail Gettis Guest Writer A Rankin County Middle School Principal is among the finalists for the 2012 Mississippi Administrator of the Year Award With his characteristic infectious smile, the […]