FBI agents raid Athens City Schools superintendent's home

A spokesman said the FBI was at Dr. Trey Holladay's home for a "law enforcement operation."

Posted: Jun 9, 2020 12:12 PM
Updated: Jun 9, 2020 8:40 PM

The FBI was at Athens City Schools Superintendent Trey Holladay's home on Tuesday as part of a "law enforcement operation," according to a spokesman.

The FBI spokesman said it happened this morning, and he can't comment any further.

Superintendent Trey Holladay; Credit: Athens City Schools

Athens City Schools said Holladay is OK but is out of the office on Tuesday. The district had no further comment.

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office says it was not involved. The Athens Police Department says it was there but is not involved in the investigation.

Shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Holladay released a statement via his lawyer. It said: "I am proud to be superintendent of education for the Athens City school system. I have had the privilege of being an educator for over 35 years. There are absolutely no charges filed against me. I appreciate so much the overwhelming support from my friends and community."

About 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Athens City School System issued this statement: "The school system has learned that federal officials were engaged in a law enforcement action at Dr. Holladay’s private residence earlier today. The system is monitoring the situation, and will assist with any requests by those officials. The system refers further inquiries about the matter to Dr. Holladay’s legal counsel and the federal officials involved."

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