District attorney Herbert “Buzz” Franklin said he’s confident the case will go before a grand jury sometime this year. A grand jury decides whether there is enough evidence for a case to be tried in court.
Lorrie Edwards, 42 years old at the time and a secretary at Gordon Lee High, was accused of stealing $2,010 from the school. She was arrested Jan. 10 after turning herself in.
Edwards, who resigned later that month, was one of four staffers with the combination to the school’s safe, where the money was kept. She did not have a key to the room in which the safe was located.
Nearly half of the stolen money came from a T-shirt fundraiser for Jordan Queen, a student who died in a traffic accident on Nov. 9.