Bullying

Parents and teachers weigh in on changes at James Blair

Parents and teachers weigh in on changes at James Blair

For months, parents and teachers had complained to Williamsburg-James City County school officials about bullying and harassment in James Blair Middle School.

With Tuesday’s announcement that W-JCC Schools Chief of Staff Corey Murphy was appointed acting principal, it would appear that the call for action had been answered. Former principal Ty Harris is now vice principal.

But some parents remain skeptical.

Melissa King is a parent of four students in W-JCC Schools, including one at James Blair. She said she was shocked by the sudden actions taken at the school over the past week.

“Don’t get us wrong, as parents with a student, we are grateful for any additional...

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