Athens City Schools official statement regarding the federal indictment of Trey Holladay and Rick Carter
ATHENS, Alabama, February 24, 2021 --- The Athens City Schools community is shocked and very concerned to read Tuesday’s release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Over the past months, Athens City Schools has fully cooperated with the Department of Justice as its investigation proceeded. The school system will continue to work with federal officials and the Alabama State Department of Education as the matter proceeds in court. School officials have not discussed this matter at the request of federal officials, and will continue to refrain from discussing it.
Upon reviewing the allegations against Dr. Rick Carter, Athens City Schools has placed him on administrative leave until further notice. None of the other individuals charged in the indictment remain affiliated with Athens City Schools in any manner.
Athens City Schools official statement regarding the FBI action taken at the residence of Superintendent Trey Holladay on June 9, 2020
ATHENS, Alabama, August 12, 2020 --- As has been stated previously, the school system will not comment on the federal investigation, the subject matter of the investigation, or on the allegations in the news report. The investigation is ongoing and confidential at the request of federal officials, and the school system cannot discuss it further. The system is cooperating fully in the investigation. The system refers further inquiries about it to Dr. Holladay’s legal counsel and the federal officials involved.
ATHENS, Alabama, June 9, 2020 --- The school system has learned that federal officials were engaged in a law enforcement action at Dr. Holladay’s private residence earlier today. The system is monitoring the situation, and will assist with any requests by those officials. The system refers further inquiries about the matter to Dr. Holladay’s legal counsel and the federal officials involved.