An Alabama sheriff's deputy is on leave for posting anti-LGBTQ comments after a teen's suicide
That's my child of LGBTQ movement.
"I ' m seriously offended that there is such thing as this movement, "the user wrote." Society can not and should not (sic) this behavior.
That user, Jeff Graves, is a deputy with the Madison County sheriff's The Madison County Sheriff's Office announced in a statement that it would audit the allegations of misconduct and that Graves has been placed on administrative leave pending its outcome.
"The sheriff's office holds all its employees to high standards, and the public can be assured that it is being conducted and appropriate action is being taken," the office said.
In addition, sheriff Kevin Turner offered his condolences to the teen's family and friends and bullying out.
"Bullying of any group or person in or out of school is unacceptable, and I welcome any bullying to a stop, "Turner said in the statement.
The comments came after the "The Madison County Sheriff's Office is proud of the community support and engagement we have received over the years." The death of Nigel Shelby, a 1
5-year-old freshman at Huntsville High School. LGBTQ students face, and Sen.
Jo Stafford, the assistant principal of Huntsville High School, responsible for 9th grade, said he did not receive any complaints from bullying and harassment of Nigel prior to his death.
"Huntsville High School."
Huntsville High School administrators and counselors had a close relationship with both Nigel and his mother during his time at Huntsville High School , "Stafford wrote.
Those who are absolutely devastated by Nigel's passing and are doing everything in their power to support Nigel's mother in any way she can. "
Huntsville City Board of Education Superintendent Christie Finley spoke about Nigel's death on Monday, according to Keith Ward, director of communications for Huntsville City Schools.
"By all accounts, Nigel was loved by his classmates, his teachers, and his administrators. In this time of loss in our community, "Finley."
Rocket City Pride, a group that works with the LGBTQ community in Alabama, offered its condolences after Nigel's death.
" Nigel Shelby, 15 yrs old Freshman at Huntsville High School Nigel took his life because he was bullied for being gay.
CNN's Jamiel Lynch contributed to this report.