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This resignation letter wasn't pre-signed

Published by Andrew McGill on .

As we've reported, the two top adminstrators at Allegheny County's Shuman Juvenile Detention Facility were forced out late July following a slew of scandal at the facility.

But until now, it wasn't clear exactly how it went down. Were they fired? Leaders have shied away from disclosing that, saying only that the director William "Jack" Simmons and Lynette Drawn Williamson no longer work at the county.

This may be why: Turns out Ms. Drawn Williamson, the facility's deputy director, filed a letter of resignation. The classic resign-or-be-fired routine?

Original document below, but it appears the departing adminstrator paired boilerplate language with a handwritten note: "I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve the "youth" of the county for 30 years. I regret that I could not serve longer."

Lynette Drawn Williamson's resignation letter by Andrew McGill

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