Principal receives written reprimand
LORDSTOWN - A Lordstown Elementary School principal who threw a pair of scissors in the cafeteria last week after reprimanding some sixth-graders for misbehaving has received a written reprimand from the school district's administration, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV-33.
Several parents attended a special board of education meeting on Wednesday angry about the incident.
WYTV reports that a letter it obtained from School Superintendent William Pfahler states it will serve as the "formal reprimand" to Parise of her conduct during the Oct. 29 incident. It praised her for being "candid and forthright" in describing the incident, including sending a letter home to some parents explaining the situation. Pfahler's letter also states her "record as principal for eight years has been a bright point in the district's report card."
WYTV reports that those who witnessed the incident reported hearing and seeing Parise yelling at sixth graders who were "misbehaving'' for smashing peas in the floor, not sitting in assigned seats and throwing food.
Investigation in child's death continues
HOWLAND - The death of 7-year-old Cormaree Floyd continues to be investigated under standard procedures, according to Coroner Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk.
"There was nothing obvious to suspect abuse," he said.
Floyd was found unresponsive in his High Street home about 5:30 a.m. Friday and declared dead after being taken to St. Joseph Health Center. Attempts to resuscitate him by his father Corey Floyd, and emergency personnel were unsuccessful.
Germaniuk said, "kids are not just miniature adults," so the post-mortem examination they undergo is different and can be more extensive. Toxicology tests will take at least eight weeks to complete. Germaniuk confirmed Cormaree had a substantial medical history.