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WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A high school band director is playing a sad song. Chance Bryant was fired Friday from his job at Whiteville High School.

Administrators will not say why Bryant was let go, but Whiteville City Schools Superintendent Tom Hager said rumors around town about the dismissal are false.

“You ask whether or not it involves inappropriate behavior with a student? It does not,” Hager said. “There is a process that is in place right now. It has not been completed, and until it’s totally completed, there’s not a lot that can be said about it.”

Hager said he believes the high school administration took the right action to keep the students safe. They hope to have the situation cleared up soon.

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WHS Parent
2016 years 2 months ago

I find it interesting that this post was written by a “VARISTY CHEERLEADER” on a school day, during school hours. Furthermore, if Ms. Deans is such a wonderful leader of her squad, I would think that she would be very disappointed to see the language being used by a member of her squad. This is part of the problem. The students at WHS are out of control. Language such as “wtf” should not be used by a person who is suppose to be a representative of WHS. The cheering squad is comprised of Ms. Dean’s hand-picked favorites and as you… Read more »

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doratheexploRER
2016 years 2 months ago

whiteville high took pride in it’s band being the most spirited and not to mention the biggest and best band around here. and if we suck so band why were we the ONLY band from north carolina chosen to represent the state in washington ?? which by the way we wont be participating in because of all this bull. ALL i can say right now is SMDH at all this !! LEGO YALL LEGO !

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A Varsity Cheerleader
2016 years 2 months ago

You know what I’m getting really tired of all of this non-sense about Mr. Bryant He’s probably the most dedicated teacher at WHS other than Mrs. Deans. It’s just the mentality of this place & don’t get it twisted it’s all of COLUMBUS BOGUS COUNTY always spreading rumors; they didn’t fire him because he did it but because of “BAD PLUBLICITY ” wtf
• -and the band is the best band around here if you don’t like it you try to instruct like 100 student
• This is not effecting just the band its effecting the cheerleading team, and the school… Read more »

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Eric, Y'allll
2016 years 2 months ago

People will surprise you. I’m sure the friends and family of the man responsible for the shooting of Columbine, knew him well and trusted that he would never do anything like that. Or the close ones to Ted Bundy. You never know what people will do. So shut up.

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2016 years 2 months ago

Although you seem to think you have the omniscience to criticize Mr. Bryant’s so-called “incompetence,” sadly, you do NOT. It has always been placed in the the students hands whether or not we excel. No one could help the fact that the students could care less about how they were making the band look. If you want to complain about how the students behaved, maybe you should complain to the people who teach their children to behave like imbeciles — the parents. You have no right to accuse Mr. Bryant of something only the PARENTS could’ve controlled. It’s completely invalid… Read more »

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