School counselor accused of making inappropriate comment to sixth-grade girls

The Cherokee County School District said a counselor who allegedly made inappropriate comments to female students no longer works at Woodstock Middle School.

Guidance counselor Dede Manzella allegedly told a group of sixth-grade girls in a locker room to "raise your hand if you're a (expletive)," Channel 2 Action News reported. It is unclear what prompted the alleged comment.

Several parents told the news station that they wanted the school to launch an investigation.

“I don’t think anything that can be said can justify it," parent Zoe Herbst told Channel 2.

On Friday, the school district released a statement saying that the comments were investigated, and “there will be no criminal charges.”

Officials are looking for a replacement for Manzella.

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