Day one of three arrested in McIntosh abuse case

Larry Day

Three McIntosh County school officials — including a former Brantley County official — have been arrested for failure to report child abuse.

The McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI ‘s assistance March 18 after allegations that McIntosh County School officials failed to report sexual abuse of a student by Lori Quigley, a teacher.

Quigley was charged by the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation also has led to three arrests of McIntosh County School officials.

Superintendent Ernestine “Tina” Kirby was charged on one count of failure to report child abuse and one count of obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

Assistant superintendent Larry Day and principal Terrance Haywood each have been charged with one count of failure to report child abuse.

Haywood also faces one count of false statements.

Haywood was arrested on Wednesday morning, and Kirby and Day surrendered themselves to the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office later on Wednesday.

Quigley, a teacher at McIntosh Academy, was accused of sexually assaulting at least two male students.

Investigators believe the abuse had been going on for a couple of years, and they believe the principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent all know about it and didn’t report it.

Haywood is the only one charged with a felony for reporting a false statement in writing. He was arrested today in school.

The assistant principal is filling in at the school, and the deputy superintendent is filling in until the school board can decide what to do.

WTOC-TV

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