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To this day, News 12 has ...
To this day, News 12 has repeatedly requested an on-camera interview with Denmark Tech's President Dr. Joann Boyd-Scotland.
So far, she's repeatedly postponed the interview, but she did send back answers to a couple very basic email questions.
She tells us: "Students matriculating at Denmark Technical College are law-abiding citizens."
adds that since the last shooting there is "an enhanced campus camera system," an "upgraded ID system," "campus-wide paging" and "additional security personnel."
In the suit, the campus' former police chief says the current chief and President Boyd-Scotland "have exhibited a desire and willingness to protect students who violate criminal laws.
claims the school president "interfered with [his] law enforcement duties" and "discouraged arrests of students (even when guilty of serious criminal conduct)."
The former chief, Wilbur Wallace of Allendale, was fired by President Boyd-Scotland for excessive use of force, even though his name was cleared by SLED.
Joann Boyd-Scotland, ...
Joann Boyd-Scotland, President Emeritus of Denmark Technical College
Funeral service celebrating the life and work of Dr. Joann R. G. More...
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JoAnn Boyd-Scotland, President, Denmark Tech.
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Dr. Joann Boyd-ScotlandPresidentDenmark Technical CollegeP.O. Box 327Denmark, SC 29042W (803) 793-5100F (803) 793-5942
It was in the area of ...
It was in the area of a parking lot," said Denmark Technical College President Dr. Joann Boyd-Scotland.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division told News 12 that after an argument between two groups of people, a female student was shot in the chest area.
Local police are actively searching for the shooter, and SLED
is now assisting in the investigation.
Meanwhile, Dr. Boyd-Scotland
says the college is focusing on security.
"We have a wonderful police force on this campus, and in addition to that, we have a security contract that serves our campus," she
I feel safe when I'm on campus," Boyd-Scotland
says the student shot this week is in a stable condition.
says, it was a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
says one complication with security is that the road that runs through the campus is normally a public access road.