Durham County

Hillside High, Northern High resource officer reportedly fired

A school resource officer who reportedly worked at two different Durham County high schools is under investigation and has been fired from his job as a Durham County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office said in an email to The Herald-Sun Friday night that Deputy C.L. Kelly was no longer employed by the Sheriff’s Office.

In a statement to The Herald-Sun, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tamara Gibbs said:

“The Sheriff’s Office can confirm it is conducting an internal investigation involving a former member of the staff. Former Deputy C. L. Kelly joined the Sheriff’s Office on August 19, 2013 and was separated from the Agency on April 28, 2017.

“He served as a School Resource Officer and he worked under the Warrant Squad, Patrol and Courts Divisions during his time at the Sheriff’s Office. Pending the outcome of the Sheriff’s Office investigation, no additional details are available at this time.”

Kelly had worked at Hillside and Northern high schools.

Durham Public Schools spokesman Chip Sudderth told The Herald-Sun that DPS was notified of Kelly’s suspension and ended its relationship with him on April 19.