JERSEY CITY and BEYOND -- The Jersey City school district on Friday removed the principal of Lincoln High School along with three other employees while school was still in session. School board member Sean Connors confirmed to the Jersey City Reporter that the removal took place and the employees were reassigned to the school district office pending an investigation. Connors said the investigation was looking into allegations that the grades of some Lincoln High School athletes were fixed to allow them to remain eligible.
Connors said he was informed by schools superintendent Dr. Charles Epps before the removal took place and after.
The removed employees identified so far are Prinicipal Jeannette Braswell-McRae (seen in photo) and Athletic Director Artie Williams.
Connors said it would be "sad" for Lincoln if the allegations were true. He noted that the high school has enjoyed great press recently due to the success of their football team and the school's soccer coach, Wexford Boateng, being honored by the Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic League.
For more on this story, check www.hudsonreporter.com for updates. - Ricardo Kaulessar