Group gathered at Harding HS in support of fired administrator

- New details on a brutal fight caught on cell phone video in the halls of Charlotte's Harding High School. On Tuesday, a group rallied in support of the school administrator, caught in the middle of the fight, then reportedly fired by CMS. 

The group came with set goals in mind - to get results for Annette Albright. 

While the group of supporters who turned out Tuesday may have been small, they came with one set goal in mind outside Harding High. They wanted a one-on-one meeting with the head of CMS to address Annette Albright's situation.

Albright is the school administrator who told FOX 46 Charlotte she was fired after video surfaced showing a fight in the halls of Harding High School. 

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Albright said she was told to bring a group of students to calls when four of them attacked her in the hallway. Those students were charged with assaulting a school employee. 

Albright said she's still recovering from the concussion she sustained in the attack.

"I tried to redirect the students. I gave them verbal commands to go to class. Once I used my radio, that upset the students even more. I called several times for backup. No one came. I was left out there by myself. I did the best I could do. I never fought the students. I had a radio in my hand. I never swung it," Albright explained. 

Albright said she is being punished for just doing her job. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said she can no longer work in the district. 

"What she told me they looked at the video and they concluded that I had violated the Board of Education's code of conduct. I asked her how, and she told me conduct unbecoming of a professional," Albright said. 

But late Tuesday afternoon CMS reached out to FOX 46 Charlotte with this statement: 

"Regarding Ms. Albright's employment: Ms. Albright was in a temporary position that commenced on August 17, 2015 and ended on June 10, 2016. As with any former employee, Ms. Albright is able to apply for any open position."

Albirght said she has not received a termination letter, or any other official notice that she's been fired. Just one phone call. 

Civil activist John Barnett is asking to meet with CMS Superintendent Ann Clark and for the district to release the full surveillance video of the fight. 

"We haven't seen the whole video. Ms. Albright has said over and over in our meetings that we need to see the whole video. We'll be requesting that video," Barnett said. 

Albright plans to meet with her attorney on Wednesday to try and get the full surveillance video released to the public. 

 

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