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Parents frustrated with leaders at Clyde-Savannah HS after felony charges dropped in hazing incident

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At Clyde-Savannah High School, parents voiced their frustrations at the first Board of Education meeting since the dismissal of felony charges against three students involved in a hazing incident. Concerns were raised about Superintendent Michael Hayden’s management, including hiring practices, teacher salaries, and a lack of transparency, although the hazing case itself was not discussed during the meeting.

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The controversy stems from an October event where three teens were initially charged with felony aggravated abuse for assaulting a teammate, charges that were later reduced due to insufficient evidence. Despite the reduction to misdemeanor charges, the community remains divided, with debates over the students’ suspension and broader issues of bullying within the school.

The meeting highlighted the community’s demand for better communication and resolution, with complaints about the school board’s lack of audible dialogue during the session, further symbolizing the perceived opacity. As the community grapples with the fallout, calls for healing and more open discussion with the school board grow louder.