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Long Beach School Board discusses suspended principal's future

Attorney Wayne Woodall, and suspended principal Peter Dabbs. (Photo source: WLOX) Attorney Wayne Woodall, and suspended principal Peter Dabbs. (Photo source: WLOX)

The Long Beach School Board held a closed session meeting Tuesday night to discuss the future of Peter Dabbs serving as principal at Long Beach High School.

Dabbs was suspended without pay on July 22nd. This was after he was accused of having inappropriate relationships with different teachers at the school. Once he was suspended, school officials said they found small amounts of drugs, some weapons, and altered records in his office.

There were termination hearings in September and late October. In a previous statement, School Board attorney Jim Simpson said that Dabbs violated the Mississippi Code of Ethics for Educators. But, Dabbs' attorney said the allegations are not sound.

"Obviously, Mr. Simpson and I disagree. We don't think the evidence supports the allegations that he had a basis for the termination. We think we've more than covered the allegations are factually supported, but Mr. Simpson seems to think otherwise," said Woodall.

The school board's attorney, Jim Simpson, declined to comment. At this time, Woodall has yet to hear any decision from the board. He said the board has until January 2nd to make a decision.

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