Elizabethtown PD confirms death of BCS Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Community mourns loss of school official in Bladen County
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 3:51 PM EDT
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ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (WECT) - An official with Elizabethtown Police Department confirmed the death of Dr. Antonia Beatty, Bladen County Schools Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, on Wednesday, May 11.

Beatty was found dead in her home at the 600 block of Glenwood Drive in Elizabethtown.

The cause of death was reported as a self-inflicted gunshot wound and no foul play is suspected.

Bladen County Schools posted condolences on social media Wednesday morning.

“It is with great sadness that we share with you this morning the passing of Dr. Antonia Beatty, Bladen County Schools Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. During this difficult time our thoughts and prayers are with her family and our entire school community.”

According to a BladenOnline.com article, Beatty was at a Board of Education meeting Monday evening and a spokesperson with BCS said her contract as Bladen County Schools Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources was not renewed. When asked about the contract, the spokesperson gave the following response in an email:

“The Superintendent’s recommendation to renew the contract of Dr. Beatty was not approved by the Board due to a lack of motion.”

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