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Grade-Changing, Misconduct Probe Continues – Daily News

Butler Snow’s Edward L. Stanton, III was recently mentioned in the Daily News’s article Grade-Changing, Misconduct Probe Continues about leading an investigation into the allegations of illegal activity raised in the resignation letter of former Trezevant High School principal Ronnie Mackin:

Stanton is overseeing the investigation by labor and employment attorney Paul Lancaster Adams of Ogletree Deakins’ Philadelphia office, and former FBI agent and former assistant U.S. Attorney J. Scott Newton of Baker Donelson’s Jackson, Mississippi, and Washington, D.C. offices.


Newton is investigating allegations of kickbacks to teachers and school system staff. Adams is investigating allegations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination.

Stanton and Newton have broad authority in conducting the investigation and making recommendations to Hopson, the school board and anyone else they deem necessary outside of the school system.

To read the Daily News’s article about Edward L. Stanton, III in its entirety, please visit the link below.