Greenville delays decision on whether to fire superintendent

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GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Greenville school board members aren't ready to announce whether they will fire Superintendent Leeson Taylor.

The board met Tuesday to hear from Taylor, the Delta Democrat-Times reports (, but board President Loretta Shannon said members will announce their decision later.

Taylor has been on paid leave since Oct. 13, after a video emerged of a teacher dragging a special education student across the gym floor by the hair. Greenville fired Linda Winters-Johnson, the teacher, who has been charged with a misdemeanor and could lose her teaching license.

Shannon has said board members are unhappy because Taylor didn't explain the severity of the incident until a video was posted on Facebook and viewed millions of times.

Jackson attorney Brandon Dorsey says Taylor presented information to contradict allegations raised by the board.


Information from: Delta Democrat-Times,

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