Wes Bellamy released the following statement on Tuesday:
I decided to take some time away so that the kids aren't effected[sic] and I'm not a distraction. My focus is on them, and I want to make sure that they have the best possible environment to learn.
I'm appreciative of ACPS' support in this matter and respecting me and supporting me through all of this.
Albemarle County School Board Chairwoman Dr. Kate Acuff issued the following statement:
We appreciate the concerns of those who have contacted our school division regarding social media postings that have been attributed to Mr. Wes Bellamy, a teacher at Albemarle High School.
Many of these postings contain extremely vulgar and offensive language that directly contradicts the values of our school division. The School Board rejects these statements in their entirety.
In accordance with both School Board policies and the requirements of due process, we are working to completely gather all of the facts in this matter.
As is standard procedure while an investigation is underway, and in the best interests of all who are involved, we agree with Mr. Bellamy's decision to take administrative leave until such time as our investigation has been completed.
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