Johnston schools clears 6 Clayton High students in graduation investigation

The Johnston County school system has cleared six of the 13 Clayton High School students it previously said had received diplomas without meeting minimum state requirements, ABC11 reports.

Johnston County school officials had announced Friday that an investigation determined 13 Clayton High seniors had graduated in the 2018-19 school year without having enough credits. But at a meeting Tuesday with parents, interim Superintendent Jim Causby said he had cleared six of the 13 students.

Bennett Jones, the former principal, filed a grievance after he was reassigned in August by former Superintendent Ross Renfrow. Causby said he’d hold a grievance hearing if Jones continues with the complaint, ABC11 reported.

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