Timeline: How Long It Took to Investigate Cedar Shoals HS Rape

Here’s a timeline of the alleged rape at Cedar Shoals High School, according to a presentation provided by the Clarke-County school board:

Jan. 8

  • The Board of Education was emailed by the director of public relations about the alleged sexual assault. A voicemail from school administration regarding an unspecified student incident left for executive assistant to the executive director of student support services.
  • School security unsuccessfully attempted to retrieve video of the alleged incident; believed that it was not recorded.

Jan. 30, Feb. 1

  • Three students were arrested.
  • School administration notifies executive assistant for executive director of student support services of arrest and sexual assault charges.

Feb. 4, 5

  • The arrests were reported in the Athens Banner-Herald (and Grady Newsource)The next day, parents received an email from the school about the arrests.

Feb. 8, 9

  • An internal investigation begins the interviewing process.
  • Student provided with messaging and support, developed by school and district social workers.
  • The next day, the superintendent provided a statement to the Cedar Shoals community with information about “events and safety.”

Feb. 11, 12

  • The school district released an official statement at its regular Board of Education meeting.
  • The Clarke County School Board announces plans to install an interim principal in place of Tony Price.

Feb. 15

  • The school announced Dr. Monica Grant as interim principal.

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