Follow-up on Floyd story

The story on Friday, April 29, concerning Wesley Floyd’s resignation as principal from West Bladen High incorrectly stated that he had sent an email to staff and students saying he had enjoyed working with them but would not be continuing as the principal — and that email had been removed.

Despite reports from students and staff at the school about the email, it was determined no such email had been sent by Floyd or removed by the school district.

“As an entity of the government we strive to maintain transparency in regards to communication,” said Valerie Newton, public communications and information officer with Bladen County Schools. “It would be a violation of the state public records law and the retention of public records for emails to be permanently removed from a server. Maintaining the integrity of such is followed by the district.”

Floyd’s last day at West Bladen is June 30.

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