Canfield assistant principal suspended

CANFIELD — Canfield Village Middle School assistant principal Michael Flood has been suspended for the remainder of the week after failing to notify police of threats made to a student last week.

Flood knew about the threats when they happened but did not include the school resource oficers, who were notified when the victim’s parents came into the school the next morning.

Superintendent Alex Geordan wrote a letter stating Flood’s punishment and expressing how his actions “do not meet the expectations or the standards set by our district.

“It became clear that your response to the matter lacked the seriousness and attention that a situation of this natures requires. Simply put, you failed to thoroughly investigate what the administration has come to understand as a serious threat made by one student to another, which falls well below district expectations,” Geordan said in the letter. “To that end, in your exercise of poor judgment you failed to follow district protocol and my directive when you determined not to involve the school resource officer.”

Flood was placed on a two-day unpaid leave and will return to work the week of Sept. 23. He was also given a written reprimand and will have to adhere to an improvement plan.

“Please know it is imperative that there be no acts of a similar nature committed by you. Failure to heed this important directive will result in a recommendation for a more serious disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment,” the letter concluded.


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