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Terry Sanford High School principal, assistant principal suspended during investigation

Retired educator and former Sanford High principal will serve as interim replacements


The principal and assistant principal of Terry Sanford High School have been suspended indefinitely with pay because of an ongoing investigation, according to Cumberland County Schools.

The suspensions of principal Royvell Godbolt and assistant principal Quantisha Spencer were effective May 1. The school district is conducting the investigation.

“CCS takes all allegations of this nature seriously and conducts thorough investigations to determine the facts of the situation,” a statement from the district read.

Rhonda Hill, a retired CCS educator, will serve as interim principal, and Tom Hatch, former Terry Sanford High principal, will be the interim assistant principal.

School officials did not give further details about the suspensions or the investigation.

Godbolt, who has worked within CCS since 2006, was appointed principal at Terry Sanford High last July. Spencer was hired by the school system in 2010 and was appointed assistant principal last August.

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Ben Sessoms covers Fayetteville and education for CityView. He can be reached at bsessoms@cityviewnc.com.


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