Parents rally at Jackson Co. School Board meeting looking for answers

Parents rally at Jackson Co. School Board meeting looking for answers
Parents and supporters rallied before the school board meeting asking the district to hold those who failed to protect the child accountable. (Photo source: WLOX)
Parents and supporters rallied before the school board meeting asking the district to hold those who failed to protect the child accountable. (Photo source: WLOX)
One parent held a sign saying, "we need answers".  (Photo source: WLOX)
One parent held a sign saying, "we need answers".  (Photo source: WLOX)
This comes after a parent formed a petition last week asking for the removal of Amacker. (Photo source: WLOX)
This comes after a parent formed a petition last week asking for the removal of Amacker. (Photo source: WLOX)
A civil lawsuit was filed in court in 2016 against the Jackson County School District. (Photo source: WLOX)
A civil lawsuit was filed in court in 2016 against the Jackson County School District. (Photo source: WLOX)

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Parents and community members spoke out Monday night at the Jackson County Board of Education meeting. They are demanding answers after a video surfaced showing alleged abuse of a special needs student by her teacher on a school bus.

WLOX has not been able to gain access to that video because it shows minors.

The family of the girl in the video showed up to Monday's meeting. They wouldn't make an official comment without their lawyer present but talked with other parents while waiting for the meeting to start. Several people held signs, one reading "be a voice for the voiceless" another said, "we need answers".

Parent Holly Fedele was on the agenda to address the Board and Superintendent Dr. Barry Amacker. She asked the Board to consider what they would do if it were their child. Then she called for Dr. Amacker's resignation. More than 1,000 community members signed a petition pushing for his removal.

Board members commented following Holly's speech, saying they support the parents and will cooperate with the Mississippi Department of Education investigation.

A civil lawsuit was filed in court in 2016 against the Jackson County School District. 

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