A Trio of Lawyers to Investigate Alleged Misconduct in Shelby County School System


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An independent investigation into allegations of misconduct in the Shelby County Schools (SCS) system is being led by the former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee Edward Stanton, III.

Stanton, now a partner at Butler Snow law firm, along with former FBI agent Scott Newton and lawyer Paul Adams were granted full authority to investigate the allegations that were raised by a former SCS principal of manipulating transcripts, practicing intimidation, and other misconduct among the school system's leaders.

Newton will be investigating claims that members of the Shelby County Board of Education, along with other leaders of SCS received kickbacks, while Adams will look into possible incidents of sexual harassment and racial discrimination.

Both Stanton and Newton have been authorized to make recommendations to the Superintendent following the investigation.

The investigation team has also set up a hotline for anyone with information regarding the allegations. Individuals can call 901-680-7277 or email the team.

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