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Convicted killers reassigned from St. Aug's Kiddie Kollege

Posted June 28, 2013

— St. Augustine's University reassigned two employees Friday after media reports raised concerns that the women, both convicted killers, worked with young children.

Doris Bullock, who works as an assistant vice president at the university, was convicted of second-degree murder in Halifax County in 1981. Her assistant, Deidra Gary, shot and killed her husband, Carolina Panthers player Fred Lane, at their Mecklenburg County home. 

She was convicted of manslaughter in 2003. 

The women both worked with Kiddie Kollege, a summer school program for children ages 5 to 9. 

"While I remain confident in their ability, I have decided to reassign both employees to their administrative roles at the university," St. Aug's President Dianne Boardley Suber wrote in a statement Friday.

St. Aug's officials said they were aware of the women's pasts and that all employees are subject to background checks and are thoroughly vetted to ensure safety. 

"Doris and Deidra are exemplary and professional employees," Boardley Suber wrote. "They are productive citizens who make positive contributions to the community. Their work is highly regarded and parents have expressed support for the children’s program."

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  • tarheelfan41 Jul 8, 10:55 a.m.

    Background check!!! If they did a background check and still hired them, the personnel dept should be fired too!

    NC_Beach_n_Mtn_guy

    Whoever signed off on convicted felony murderer to work with kids has indefensibly poor judgement and needs to be fired!

  • tarheelfan41 Jul 8, 10:45 a.m.

    People are soo quick to judge others but in fact does not know the facts of the crime who knows it may of been self defense. If the school felt these ladies was a threat to children I highly think they wouldn't let them work with children. Never judge a book by its cover.

    califemale209

    They are CONVICTED felons. The facts are known. The facts have been judged. You cannot possibly convince me they are the best most qualified for the job. Convicted murderers are NOT qualified to work in the public with KIDS!!

  • tarheelfan41 Jul 8, 10:40 a.m.

    Almost double digit employment in NC and a even HIGHER unemployment rate for African Americans and the best St Augs could do is put convicted murderers in contact with children? Heads need to roll and not just the murderers!

  • ncguy77 Jul 2, 8:20 a.m.

    I've been trying to get a job at Saint Augustine's University for quite some time and now I see why I wasn't hired. You got to be a convicted murderer to get a job there. That school is so backwards I wasn't surprised when this story broke. And as far as the people up here saying "second chance this, second chance that", would you give a thief a chance to work at a bacn? How about a sex offender to work at a school? Would you give them a second chance? Stop talking nonsense and relize that this sort of thing has been going on at St. Aug for years and it's just catching up with them.

  • superman Jul 2, 8:08 a.m.

    What is their background, education and experience that qualifed them for the job? Their standards of employment are very low and not much different than the value of an education from their school.

  • superman Jul 1, 12:11 p.m.

    Doesnt make any difference how the people were killed they are just as dead. What qualifications do they have for the job. Did they finish high school? The whole thing stinks. No point in doing a background check when you going to hire felons who have killed someone. Everyone deserves a second chance. Surely you dont believe that. Sex offenders included or just your pick of people who deserve a second chance? Submit your list of people who deserve a second chance and a second list of people who dont deserve a second chance.

  • Crumps Br0ther Jul 1, 10:52 a.m.

    Ya know if the day care had had Patriot or Liberty in its name a background check would have been done right away and gone much further back

  • ims1924 Jun 28, 7:44 p.m.

    One of the women is an assistant vice president. Church friends or family got her this job. That's how things work at these schools.

  • califemale209 Jun 28, 6:56 p.m.

    People are soo quick to judge others but in fact does not know the facts of the crime who knows it may of been self defense. If the school felt these ladies was a threat to children I highly think they wouldn't let them work with children. Never judge a book by its cover.

  • farm Jun 28, 6:36 p.m.

    ncwolf08 " Am I right thus far???"

    Not really. I looked back to see where I singled anybody out. Did not see it. I said LOTS of people. You started your rant with "Suppose" The hypothetical you laid out is nowhere near the situation I read in the article.I believe in forgiveness as well. Some of the posters here do not believe in 2nd chances or forgiveness in some situations but demand it in others. Hence my comment. If I offended you I'm sorry. If you are one of those people.... think about it.

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