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School security controversy in Scott County

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We are going to keep deputies at the schools and keep things safe, no matter what anybody says We are going to keep deputies at the schools and keep things safe, no matter what anybody says
They are unhappy about security at the school and accuse the superintendent of bullying teachers. They are unhappy about security at the school and accuse the superintendent of bullying teachers.
The superintendent promises a qualified school security officer will be presented for hiring at the next school board meeting. The superintendent promises a qualified school security officer will be presented for hiring at the next school board meeting.
SCOTT COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

There is a raging controversy over security in the Scott County School System. Parents gathered, protesting, outside Scott Central High School, where about 800 students go to school some 8 miles north of the city of Forest.  

They are unhappy about security at the school and accuse the superintendent of bullying teachers.  

The superintendent says it's all about him refusing to hire the daughter of a  judge as a counselor.

"I could not give her a counseling job," said superintendent Bingham Moncrief. "She was not certified. It's just all personal because I did not give his daughter a counseling job."

The judge involved, David Clark, says it's just not true. He says his daughter never applied for the job.  

Some parents are so angry they want the elected superintendent ousted.

"(We will) try to get rid of him, because all the teachers are leaving," said Annie Evans, a parent.

Other parents say they don't understand the politics of it all, they just want better security for their kids.

"I am a parent. I am concerned about the safety of my children," said Dustin Phillips. "That's point blank. I am not a politician; I don't play politics. I'm too honest."

"They just want to wreck a good school system," said superintendent Moncrief.

"We are going to keep deputies at the schools and keep things safe, no matter what anybody says," said Sheriff Mike Lee.

The superintendent promises a qualified school security officer will be presented for hiring at the next school board meeting.

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