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Efforts underway to remove Eric Conn's name from his high school alma mater

The sign bearing Eric Conn's name at Betsy Layne High School has been spray painted over with black paint. (WCHS/WVAH)

Eric Conn's name will no longer be on a sign at Betsy Layne High School. The Floyd County School System is now in the process of removing it.

The sign indicated Conn is a graduate of of the school On Friday maintenance crews spray painted over the sign.

There is a petition to remove the panel with Conn's name, but a school system spokesperson says plans were already in the works to remove it.

"He's been a disgrace to the law profession, so I don't know why a school would want his namesake representing their alumni," said Janie Boyd, a 2000 graduate of Betsy Layne High School.

Maintenance crews are expecting to replace the panel with Conn's name on it in the next couple of weeks.

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