Wilkinson County teacher resigns after spanking investigation

A Wilkinson County teacher has resigned following an investigation for improper spanking.

Superintendent Aaron Geter Jr. accepted Lisa Reece’s resignation on Friday. Reece has worked as a teacher for more than 28 years.

The investigation, which stemmed from a parent complaint, was conducted by the Wilkinson County Board of Education and the Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office. It revealed a violation of the board’s policy regarding physical punishment.