District 55

Fight in school - face discipline. Video a fight - face discipline. That was the message this morning from District 55 Superintendent Dr. Stephen Peters to students at Laurens District High School. “If you videotape a fight, be prepared to suffer the consequence.”  Peters spoke to the student body...
UPDATE: D55 STATEMENT THIS MORNING. Three incidents of students attacking and fighting each other this week - and a rumor of guns on campus - have led to armed guards at the entrance to Laurens District High School this morning. Sheriff’s and Highway Patrol vehicles are parked in a grassy area in...
Shaquila Williams, 16, is being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice on a $50,000 bond after being charged in a knife attack at Laurens District High School yesterday. Despite her age, she is being charged as an adult. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Tuesday it would...
School District 55 in Laurens is proposing to borrow $109 million, build a new high school and renovate other buildings. The district wants to know what taxpayers think about the plan, to be financed with property taxes. The bond referendum will be May 9; prior to that date, D55 plans for public...
District 55 has issued a statement about a 16-year-old Laurens District High School student found dead early this morning in her Gray Court residence. The statement: “Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55) officials were made aware of the tragic loss of a student at Laurens District High...
School District 55 officials have announced a teacher at Sanders Middle School has been arrested and charged with simple assault. The teacher, Brandy Lynn Overmyer, 40, of 121 Dellwood Dr., Spartanburg, was arrested Thursday, booked at the Laurens Police Department and released. Statements from the...
District 55 Superintendent Dr. Billy Strickland has announced his intention to retire. Strickland’s statement issued Tuesday says: “The 2015-16 school year marks my fortieth year in education, having spent thirty-two of those years as a part of Laurens School District 55. After much prayerful...

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