Saturday, July 17, 2010

Deaf School Director Suspended

State officials have suspended the director of the North Carolina School for the Deaf in Morganton. There are reports of physical conflicts between staffers and students. Disability Rights NC says girls living in the residential school say a male dorm director has spyed on them at inappropriate times. Director Janet McDaniel is accused of not reporting the problems or taking action to rectify the situation. The advocacy group says she tried to cover up the problems. McDaniel makes more than $97,000 in salary to oversee the 97 students at the facility and will continue to be paid during an investigation. State legilators have already approved moving control of the school from North Carolina's health department to the Department of Public Instruction.