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Graham High School band director suspended


See subsequent UPDATE (Dec. 13, 2021) on arrest of the band director and basis of charges against him:

The band director at Graham High School has been suspended without pay, the school system has confirmed to The Alamance News.

Solomon C. Reynolds, 24, who is a music/math teacher at the school –  according to the information provided by the school system in response to a public records request from The Alamance News ­– was originally suspended on December 2 with pay; however, his suspension status was changed to without pay, effective yesterday, Wednesday, December 8, according to the information provided by the school system.

Reynolds was originally hired on August 11, 2020 under a one year renewable certified contract. His original salary was $39,600; he received a step increase on July 1, 2021, according to the school system, bringing his salary to $40,700.

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The newspaper was first notified of irregularities associated with Reynolds when the Graham High School band was suddenly pulled from participation in this past weekend’s Christmas parades, in Mebane (Friday night, December 3) and Graham (Saturday, December 4).

Meanwhile, law enforcement sources have told The Alamance News that there is an an ongoing investigation into some aspects of Reynolds’ actions as a teacher.

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