Timeline of personnel issues at Douglass High School

A timeline for Douglass High School's personnel issues spans from February 2008, when Brian Staples was named principal, to Oct. 10, 2012, when Staples was suspended with pay as a U.S. Department of Education investigation continues.
Published: October 11, 2012
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March 2011: A special-education teacher is fired for not filing federal paperwork.

October 2011: Paramedics checking on the health of a teacher find methamphetamine in her purse. The teacher later pleads guilty to a felony count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

December 2011: Elijah Salaam Muhammad is arrested in connection with the March 2010 parking lot attack on Staples. He is awaiting trial.

June: Representatives of the NAACP file allegations against Staples with the Board of Education. Staples is accused of rigging grades and attendance records.

Oct. 3: District officials confirm that a complaint has been filed against Staples with the U.S. Department of Education. Local officials say their investigation will continue.

Wednesday: Deputy Superintendent Sandra Park announces Staples is suspended with pay, though the investigation isn't complete.

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