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Montgomery was removed from school property and placed on paid leave Monday. Montgomery was removed from school property and placed on paid leave Monday.
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TUSCUMBIA, AL (WAFF) -

Several parents of students at Colbert Heights Elementary School have voiced their displeasure at learning about the investigation of their principal through word of mouth and not by the school itself.

Principal Bobby Montgomery is on paid leave pending an internal investigation. Earlier this week, he was escorted off the property by a school resource officer and placed on paid leave. Montgomery has been principal there since 2003.

School leaders say they cannot release details of the allegations at this time, only to say that no safety issues were involved.

Parents at the school said they've yet to receive any type of notification from the school regarding what is happening, not even a note saying retired principal Leroy Willis is now acting principal until the matter is resolved.

"The secrecy is what makes us as parents worried, because not knowing makes us think it is something bad," said Stacey Kimbrough. "I have never had one single problem with him; he's always been great with my kids."

Parents like Kimbrough and Audra Carruthers said the move caught everyone by surprise. They say the news devastated their children.

"He's an awesome man and he does not deserve this. We deserve an answer of why; it's just heartbreaking," said Carruthers.

School officials have made no decisions regarding Montgomery's situation or future with the school.

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