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Newport, AR -- Melissa Simas reports

Newport School Board Calls Third Special Meeting

April 7, 2004 -- Posted 5:00 p.m. CDT

Newport, AR -- An executive meeting of the Newport School Board convened this morning to discuss the future of Newport Superintendent Floyd Marshall.

Today's was the third special meeting called, dealing with the alleged altercation between the school's superintendent, his son and a member of the local media. After two hours in executive session, School Board President Linda Miller announced the board is still reviewing witness statements and will be getting back to the public at a later date.

Residents were unhappy with the results of today's meeting.

"They need to go on and get rid of this man," said Concerned Parent Pinky McFarlin. "They know what he did was wrong and I don't know why they keep playing on our intelligence, thinking we're gonna let this go away because we'll pull every one of our kids out of this school if this man continues to stay on."

Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce also says he is still conducting his own investigation and has not made a decision.

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