Scandal starts White Station's year

Thursday night's meeting at White Station High was a partners in education meeting. Typically parents teachers and administrators discussing what's best for the kids. Instead a recent scandal at the school took center stage for more than an hour. White Stations High's assistant principal Gary Williams is being transferred after a sexual harrassment charge lodged against him by another employee at the school. City school Superintendent Carol Johnson fielded questions about an external investigation that determined there was not enough evidence against Williams. Parents and teachers who are more fond of Williams than they are of his accuser pleaded with Johnson to allow him to stay. "White station in my opinion has excellent leadership and with the changes that are coming I'm just afraid of what may happen at this school," said Antoinettte Shaw, a parent. Concerns were expressed about the credentials of Williams' replacement who was moved from a lower performing Memphis city school. Dozens of staff members signed a petition asking the superintendent to reverse her decision but Johnson gave no indication that she would consider that.