SOURCES: Local teacher fired for exposing students to COVID in classroom

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Charlotte, NC (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Multiple sources including a parent at Bradford Preparatory School in Charlotte say a teacher was fired for exposing more than 20 kids to COVID.

In a letter to parents, which was forwarded to Fox 46, it says the teacher no longer worked at the school as of August 11th, 2021. Fox 46 found on the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus dashboard on August 13th, 2021, 25 children in grades kindergarten through sixth had to quarantine because of exposure at school. It’s not clear if any of those kids tested positive.

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On the school’s website, it says the school started the process to become a charter school with the state back in 2012. The state-approved them and they opened to students in August 2014 as a K-8 with 465 students.

Bradford Prep’s charter agreement with the state called for adding a grade every year until they became a K-12 school in the 2018/2019 academic year.

Right now, Fox 46 has the accused teacher’s name, but we are waiting to release it until we get more information from leaders at Bradford Prep.

We have reached out to them for more details and are waiting to hear back. Count on Fox 46 to bring you any updates as they become available.

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