HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) – The criminal case against Archie Wright was one of the main topics of discussion at a Monday meeting of the Derry Township School Board of Directors.
Police say Wright strangled Tomicka Stubbs with a bike chain and stabbed her several times. Stubbs was found dead May 15 in her Swatara Township apartment.
Maryanne Bayoumy says she was horrified to learn that Wright has a criminal history that include aggravated assault charges. Bayoumy says Wright worked as a van driver for a district contractor with Boyo Transportation.
“I don’t understand how a convicted criminal like Mr. Wright was allowed by school district leadership to be alone with my son,” she said. “He was a convicted felon with aggravated assault and reckless driving charges, and that should have prevented him from ever driving a child in the district.”
Bayoumy says that Wright picked up her son every day in a van.
“My son has special needs,” she said. “He is one of the youngest kids in the district and one of the most vulnerable.”
Bayoumy says she went through several hours of background checks just to volunteer for one day at her son’s event, and she is concerned how Wright slipped through the cracks. Some parents asked the board to consider changing the background checks from every five years to annually.
Board President Brian Shiflett says they will put some recommendations on upcoming agendas, and they may be voted on in the near future.