Teacher fired for cussing...leads to boardroom commotion

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JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Emotions ran high during Monday night's Jones County School Board meeting, and deputies were called to calm the situation down.

The ruckus sparked because a teacher, Reed Walters, said he was wrongfully fired after cursing at a student. Walters admits cursing was wrong, but said he does not think he should have been terminated for his actions.

During the meeting the board denied supporters of Walters to speak on his behalf. Meanwhile, Walters sat on the board room floor and refused to move until his support group was heard.

Board Attorney Terry Caves asked Superintendent Steve Thrash to call the sheriff, and the board immediately went into a closed session. The board resumed the meeting after the a deputy arrived and Walters backers were never permitted to speak.

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