Richmond schools spokeswoman on leave after alcohol incident

Posted at 1:09 PM, Apr 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-01 13:14:01-04

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) – Richmond Public School’s spokeswoman Felicia Cosby was put on administrative leave after she allegedly served alcohol to an intern inside the Richmond Schools Central Office at City Hall, multiple sources confirmed.

Cosby makes her own wine outside of work, those sources said.

An employee who worked in the same office reported the incident to Richmond Education Association (REA), according to an email from Richmond Schools Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden to school board members:

“Please be advised that we received a letter of allegations via REA from an employee related to Ms. Cosby. At this time, Ms. Cosby is on leave while the situation is being reviewed via HR and the investigator. Ms. Cletisha Lovelace will be serving as the Acting Director during the interim while this situation is being resolved.”

The intern involved in the situation is of legal drinking age, the sources indicated.

“City Hall is considered school property and, therefore is subject to the drug and alcohol-free workplace policy,” acting school spokesman Cletisha Lovelace wrote in an email. She would not confirm the details of Cosby’s administrative leave.

Cosby has not been charged with a crime. The incident is being reviewed by the school system’s HR department, sources said.