Hank Sanders: "Superintendent Daniel Boyd Will Turn Himself In"
Attorney Hank Sanders tells Alabama News Network that Lowndes County Superintendent Daniel Boyd will turn himself in to authorities by 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The news that an arrest warrant was issued for the superintendent has many parents in the area concerned.
Everyone in Hayneville is talking about superintendent Daniel Boyd. Many of them know him personally and others are still trying to wrap their head around the situation.
Lowndes County Superintendent Daniel Boyd is now a wanted man. That is after Hayneville Police Chief Kevin Mitchell issues a warrant for Boyd's arrest. And parents in Hayneville have mixed emotions about the matter. Lee Sole says he knows Boyd and is surprised by the news.
"I think he's a wonderful man," he says. "He's nice and ever since he's been the superintendent, from what I know, he did his job. He hired some outstanding people and he's a very good man."
But other parents don't believe Boyd is such a good man. The arrest warrant charges Boyd with 243 counts of reckless endangerment of minors. One count for each female student allegedly put in danger when Boyd allowed a school janitor who pladed guilty to sex charges against minors to return to work.
"He shouldn't have hired the person back," says Zettie Alloway. "You have young kids going to this school and they shouldn't have nobody molesting a child."
Nakeibra Reed says she went to Hayneville Middle School, where the janitor used to work. She says she doesn't think Boyd meant any harm.
"He's a very nice person," she says. "He never did anything to harm anybody and I'm just very shocked at the rumors I'm hearing."
But some parents say Boyd made the wrong move by allowing the janitor to return to work at another school.
"I don't believe we should put our children in the hands of molesters," says Mary Posey. "And if you can't trust them at school, where can you trust them at, you know? "
Alabama News Network tried to contact the superintendent but we were unable to reach him.
Lowndes County School Board Attorney Hank Sanders tells Alabama News Network that Boyd will turn himself in because he is a law abiding citizen, although he believes the arrest warrant is wrong morally and legally.