PARIS — The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office has forwarded a report on its investigation of Oxford Hills School District Superintendent Monica Henson to the District Attorney’s Office, according to two sources.

Oxford Hills School District Superintendent Monica Henson Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal 2021 file photo

Henson is at the center of an administrative firestorm over her handling of a student at Agnes Gray Elementary School in West Paris on Sept. 9, 2021. She was placed on paid administrative leave Jan. 26 by unanimous vote of directors of School Administrative District 17.

The student’s mother, Ashley Rowe, said she was notified by phone March 11 that the Sheriff’s Office had completed its investigation.

On Thursday, Chief Deputy James Urquhart said, “It is my understanding from the investigators assigned the case has been forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review. Until a decision has been made the case remains open/active.”

Other investigations remain open.

Agnes Gray staff and Maine School Administrative District 17 filed two separate reports with the state Department of Health and Human Services after Oxford Hills Education Association President Jeni Jordan spoke at the Jan. 18 directors meeting about a vote of no confidence in Henson and details of the incident were made public.

On Jan. 27 Jackie Farwell from DHHS confirmed that two reports had been filed and an investigation had been opened. She confirmed March 7 that the investigation is ongoing.

The school district’s legal counsel, Tom Trenholm of Drummond Woodsum, confirmed Tuesday that his firm has been asked to handle the investigation. He could not say when it will be completed.

That investigation was initiated on Jan. 26, after Henson was placed on administrative leave.

Related Headlines


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.