McIntosh County Academy Head Coach Robby Robinson has been indicted on one felony charge of cruelty to children in the second degree and two misdemeanor charges of hazing and reckless conduct. The McIntosh County Grand Jury handed down the indictments in connection to charges stemming from former MCA JV football player, 16 year old Jimmie Ellison. Robinson has been accused of not providing protection for Ellison from hazing incidents that took place at the Darien, Georgia school that caused “Cruel and excessive…physical and mental pain”. The indictment reads that that the Coach “disregarded the risks” allowing the student to suffer from violent physical contact.
In what some claim a connection to the ongoing case involving Robinson ans the GBI, MCA Principal Barry Lollis was recently romoved as Principal of MCA, and moved to act as Principal in McIntosh County's alternative school. Reportedly Lollis did face issues before coming to Mcintosh, during his tenure at both Windsor Forest High School and Putnam County High School where he was rigorously criticized by both parents and school officials. Lollis claims his transfer to the alternative school stems from asking questions about money coming through the MCA sports program and booster club.
Local news sources statem McIntosh County school superintendent Dr. John Barge stares that until there is a full meeting with the school board, he only has the power to suspend Robinson with pay right now, which he did Thursday morning (03/09/17). He is also going to offer up that Lollis' contract be terminated.
The next school board meeting is scheduled for next Monday, March 13 at 6:00pm at 200 Pine St, Darien, Georgia. The GBI investigation into these events are ongoing.