Beloved Dearborn Heights principal reinstated; superintendent placed on leave

Various claims against superintendent being investigated

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – There were some last-minute movements after a very contentious meeting at Annapolis High School, where the Dearborn Heights School Board had congregated Wednesday night.

Frustration had boiled over in the community, as teachers protested and parents demanded answers for the sudden suspension of Annapolis High School Principal Aaron Mollett. Now Mollett, who was placed on a paid suspension two weeks ago with no explanation to the community, has been reinstated.

Superintendent Tyrone Weeks has been placed on administrative leave while various claims against him are investigated.

“(Weeks is) a bully,” said Troy Scott of the Michigan Education Association. “He threatens, intimidates, and harasses the teachers, the paraprofessional staff, and the secretaries in this district.”

Before Wednesday night’s school board meeting, teachers picketed, demanding the superintendent’s removal over various issues, including a lack of trust, transparency, the removal of two popular administrators, and poor communication.

About the Authors:

Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.