3 employees of Cabell Co Schools suspended for 3 days

CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Three Cabell County Schools employees are facing three-day unpaid suspensions according to school district officials.

The suspensions were confirmed by a Cabell County Schools spokesperson, however, the district and school board are not disclosing the reasons for the suspensions. The Cabell County School Board voted on those suspensions last Tuesday.

Depending on the school district, employees subject to suspension include:

  • Huntington High School teacher Becky Nibert will be suspended June 1-3, 2022
  • Huntington High School principal Dan Gleason will be suspended on June 3, June 10 and June 17, 2022
  • De Morrow-Perry, principal of Huntington East Middle School – will be suspended from June 22-24, 2022

While the reasons for these suspensions are not disclosed, Nibert is one of the teachers accused of allegedly leading his class to a religious revival. A lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation claims she ‘took her entire class to the Nik Walker Ministries Assembly, claiming that the students in the class had no opportunity to opt out of attending at the assembly”.

This event led to a student-led protest at the school during the same free time used for religious assembly.

After the assembly, the school district told 13 News that the teachers involved had been “corrected,” but did not specify what that “correction” consisted of.

Morrow-Perry was recently accused of allegedly telling female students not to report unwanted sexual misconduct if they were inappropriately touched while wearing certain clothes.

At the time the alleged incident was made public, two students and others at the Cabell County School Board meeting on April 5, 2022, alleged that Morrow-Perry took girls to the Huntington cafeteria East Middle School on April 1, 2022, to tell them about the dress code, allegedly saying that if they were inappropriately touched while wearing clothes such as pajamas, crop tops, or ripped jeans or showing their shoulders, the school “wouldn’t do anything about it”.

After the investigation began, a Cabell County Schools spokesperson said Morrow-Perry was suspended for three days without pay, but the suspension was unrelated to those allegations.

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