UPDATE 10/26/23 12:20 p.m.: Lanett Police Department has found no faculty and/or staff guilty of any wrongdoing, following the investigation of an incident which occurred at Huguley Elementary on Oct. 5, 2023.
The police department said in a statement that all administrators cooperated and helped officers complete their investigation. No criminal charges will be issued.
UPDATE 10/10/23 4:02 p.m.: The Chambers County School District released a statement on Thursday’s incident at Hugely Elementary School:
“On Thursday, October 5th, students at Huguley Elementary School began preparing for dismissal that afternoon. Prior to dismissal and following dismissal, no incidents of concern were reported by students or staff regarding the safety and well-being of any Huguley students. All dismissal of car riders and bus riders took place without any reported incidents.
On Friday, October 6th, near mid-day, Huguley Elementary School Principal, Mr. Philip Jenkins received a visit from authorities representing the Lanett City Police Department. It was at this time on Friday, that Mr. Jenkins was made aware of an alleged incident by which a Huguley Elementary School student was injured prior to dismissal on Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Jenkins fully cooperated with law enforcement authorities and reviewed campus video footage. None of the footage reviewed supported any of the allegations made to law enforcement. Additionally, the Huguley Elementary School SRO (or School Resource Officer), SGT. Yates found no evidence to support any wrongdoing by other students or school staff
The school leadership at Huguley and the District have strived to be cooperative and assist with the investigation. The Chambers County School District is committed to maintaining the health, safety and overall well-being of all of our students.”
— Chambers County School District
CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) — A student was injured at Huguley Elementary School on Thursday, according to the Lanett Police Department (LPD).
Investigation revealed the student was injured while around two other students. According to the investigation, the school staff wasn’t involved.
The identities of the students will not be released due to them being juveniles.
The injured student was given medical attention.
This matter was investigated by LPD, Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, school administration and the Chambers County Department of Human Resources. LPD says it’s continuing to investigate.