Fri., December 14, 2012 10:30am (EST)

Juvenile Facility Principal Fired
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

FORSYTH, Ga.  —  
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice commissioner has fired the principal of the school at the juvenile detention center in Augusta. Brenda James-Ford's firing Thursday comes on the heels of the dismissal of a correctional lieutenant at the Augusta Youth Development Campus and the suspension with pay of the facility's interim director on Wednesday. (Photo by Edgar Treiguts.)
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice commissioner has fired the principal of the school at the juvenile detention center in Augusta. Brenda James-Ford's firing Thursday comes on the heels of the dismissal of a correctional lieutenant at the Augusta Youth Development Campus and the suspension with pay of the facility's interim director on Wednesday. (Photo by Edgar Treiguts.)
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice commissioner has fired the principal of the school at the juvenile detention center in Augusta.

Brenda James-Ford's firing Thursday comes on the heels of the dismissal of a correctional lieutenant at the Augusta Youth Development Campus and the suspension with pay of the facility's interim director on Wednesday.

Commissioner Avery Niles says the principal failed to report a letter of reprimand she received for allegations of grade changing at another school district when she was hired in July. Niles says the resulting ethics investigation by the Professional Standards Commission is pending.

Niles says Ford's firing is part of his ongoing administrative probe to uncover serious policy violations and employee misconduct at the troubled facility.

A phone number for Ford couldn't immediately be found Thursday.