Special Education

Savannah teacher charged with 1st degree cruelty to children

Above video: Your Tuesday headlinesCLICK HERE FOR UPDATES ON THE STORYA Savannah special education teacher at Godley Station is facing a charge of 1st degree cruelty to children.Elizabeth Louise Board turned herself in to authorities on August 16, according to the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.SCCPSS released the following statement:”A Godley Station K8 teacher, Elizabeth Board, has been removed from her teaching assignment and reassigned to an alternative site location having no contact with students. This action took place immediately after receiving allegations of inappropriate behavior. Campus Police conducted an investigation into the allegations and referred the charges to the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office. The investigation remains active.On Monday, August 16, 2021, Ms. Board turned herself in to authorities after being charged with Cruelty to Children in the First Degree. SCCPSS is committed to ensuring a quality, safe learning environment and will continue to work with authorities in this ongoing matter. The safety of our students is our first priority.As this is a personnel matter, SCCPSS will have no further comment on this case.”What is specifically alleged to have happened has not been released. An incident report from SCCPSS police indicates authorities were notified on August 10 by the school principal and that there were several witnesses.This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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A Savannah special education teacher at Godley Station is facing a charge of 1st degree cruelty to children.

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Elizabeth Louise Board turned herself in to authorities on August 16, according to the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.

SCCPSS released the following statement:

“A Godley Station K8 teacher, Elizabeth Board, has been removed from her teaching assignment and reassigned to an alternative site location having no contact with students. This action took place immediately after receiving allegations of inappropriate behavior. Campus Police conducted an investigation into the allegations and referred the charges to the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office. The investigation remains active.

On Monday, August 16, 2021, Ms. Board turned herself in to authorities after being charged with Cruelty to Children in the First Degree.

SCCPSS is committed to ensuring a quality, safe learning environment and will continue to work with authorities in this ongoing matter. The safety of our students is our first priority.

As this is a personnel matter, SCCPSS will have no further comment on this case.”

What is specifically alleged to have happened has not been released. An incident report from SCCPSS police indicates authorities were notified on August 10 by the school principal and that there were several witnesses.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.