Petition circulating to remove Hoover High P.E. teacher

The retail development will be located in the Hoover Trace Crossings community, adjacent to Hoover High School, Trace Crossings Elementary, Bumpus Middle School, newly being constructed $80 million Finley Sports Complex and The Hoover Met. (CBS42 file photo)

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: Hoover City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Murphy addressed the Lori McCombs situation at a press conference Thursday morning. She announced that Coach McCombs is being temporarily reassigned to duties at the Central Office. Dr. Murphy says the reassignment is not disciplinary in nature. See the full statement here.

ORIGINAL: A petition is circulating to remove Hoover High School teacher, Lori McCombs. Charges of abuse were filed against her last March.

She is charged with abusing students; one who is reportedly a family member. More than 500 people have signed the petition since it started two weeks ago.

We will continue to track the petition and we’ll bring you any new developments.

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