(WCBD NEWS 2) – A Charleston County administrator is on paid leave while the school district and sheriff’s office investigates a claim that his instructions left a student in her underwear on a school bus.
Officials say Dr. Andrew HaLevi was concerned a students dress was too short and made her change into sweatpants last Friday. At the end of the school day, Dr. HaLevi reportedly wanted to get the pants back and stopped all the buses when he could not locate the student.
According to the report, a deputy noticed the buses were not moving in front of Septima P. Clark Academy and when he got closer to the bus loop, the deputy saw Dr. HaLevi holding a pair of sweatpants.
The report went on to say that a minor stuck her head out of the window crying and screaming that he was making her ride the bus without pants.
The deputy then boarded a bus to find the teen in a hooded sweatshirt and her underwear, with another pair of sweatpants next to her. The report says HaLevi also boarded the bus and told the students he did not know the girl was not wearing the original dress from the incident.
The student’s family is calling for the arrest and firing of Dr. Andrew HaLevi.
At a school board meeting Monday evening, officials were aware of the incident, but did not want to address it on camera. In a statement, the Charleston County School District said they will await the findings of the investigation and present it to the Board of Trustees.