BEMENT — The police investigation involving resigned Meridian schools Superintendent Dan Brue involves financial improprieties and has now expanded to include the Bement School District.
Current Bement Superintendent Sheila Greenwood said she had begun “investigating possible improprieties” after hearing about his sudden resignation from Meridian on July 26. Brue, who had served in Bement from 2009, had left his job as Bement superintendent to take the top job with Meridian in 2013; he earned $140,700 a year.
The circumstances leading up to his resignation are being investigated by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Tony Brown said Thursday the allegations involve financial dealings.
“It’s an allegation about a large sum of money; I don’t know if some people would consider it large but, to me, it’s a large sum,” Brown added.
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Brue, reached by phone Thursday, declined to comment.
Brown said his detectives had received the new materials from Bement and they were being examined. “The investigation is going smoothly but it is still in its infancy stages,” he added. “We are still gathering information.”
Greenwood said she and an administrative assistant had gone looking for certain information in the light of what had been learned about the Meridian situation. They had since found information they thought was relevant and it had been “passed on to law enforcement.”
She would not characterize the nature of the information, other than to say it involved documents. Asked about the public reaction to Brue’s Meridian resignation and the subsequent police involvement, she said: “Yes, I think it will shock some people.”
Contact Tony Reid at (217) 421-7977. Follow him on Twitter: @TonyJReid