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Mother fights to prove son's Innocence after

By Curtis McCloud -   bio | email

Talbotton, GA (WTVM)- The Bunkley's are on a mission to clear their son's name. Last Tuesday morning, their 14 year-old son Jerel was called to the principal's office. According to Jerel he and three other students were accused of smoking marijuana behind a building at Central Middle School in Talbotton.

Jerel's mother Monique Bunkley met with the principal.

"I asked Mr. Tymes are you sure that my son was smoking marijuana, yes ma'am, I said I'm going to ask you one more time, he said yes ma'am, I said okay," Bunkley said.

Monique Bunkley sticking by her son's side, asked the principal to give him a drug test. She says the principal refused, so she took matters into her own hands.

"I took my son to go have a drug test that same day around about 20 minutes later the drug test came back negative," Bunkley said.  

Jerel's mother took a copy of the negative test results back to the school and asked if her son could come back to school and she says the principal said no.

We reached out to the Talbot County school district today and spoke with Superintendent Emma Jean Huff; she declined to comment on the matter and says that everything will be resolved during a tribunal hearing next week.

But the Bunkley's say their son needs to be in school now.

"I just want them to put my son back in school because his test, his drug test proved that he's innocent," Bunkley said.

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