Director of Schools Jessie Kinsey released the following statement on Andrews’ plea deal made earlier today:
The Grundy County School community is shocked and saddened by the news that one of our teachers, Thomas Andrews, has pled guilty to statutory rape. Mr. Andrews has been suspended without pay since these charges first surfaced, and he has resigned from his position in the Grundy County School System effective today.
Please remember that at least two families are coping with this unfortunate situation. Out of respect for their privacy, the Board of Education and the Administration of the Grundy County Schools will have no further comment regarding this matter.