LeBron James opened the I Promise school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio in 2018. The idea was to give better educational opportunities to underprivileged kids. Improved test scores and a happy student body indicated that King James’ contribution was working.
The school suffered an unfortunate setback recently. The Akron Beacon Journal has reported that the school’s first principal, Brandi Davis, slapped a student in the face. The student had used inappropriate language. The child’s mother said their lip was busted from the strike.
Davis ultimately resigned from her position following the incident. The board still has to vote on whether to accept the resignation. It is likely they will do so. The school issued a statement on the matter.
“We are family, and that means we support every one of our I PROMISE educators, students, and family members through anything they may be going through. In this and in every case, we will always do everything we can to make sure all are loved and supported during these times as we learn and grow as a family.”
Davis was accused of slapping the 11-year-old student in September. Despite the incident, LeBron’s school has been doing a ton of good in the community. They are offering support to families and students affected by the incident.
I Promise isn’t the only school LeBron James has been hanging around lately. His sons, Bronny and Bryce, are top college prospects at Sierra Canyon high school. The proud father regularly attends games there. He has not commented on the I Promise incident.
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