Pending investigation at Upstate school after superintendent put on leave

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – S.C. Office of Inspector General confirms that there is a pending investigation into High Point Academy after the school’s superintendent was placed on leave.

According to a letter obtained by 7News, Lori Manning has been placed on leave while the school investigates allegations of financial fraud and discriminatory employment practices.

“We love the school and anytime anyone in a high level of administration is not here anymore, we wonder why because we want to make sure our kids are going to a good school and are being well cared for and things are being done in order,” a parent, Frank Jackson, says.

The board chair said in a statement that High Point Academy is not in danger of closing.

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