Abrupt Departure

The Superintendent of Union County Schools resigned in the middle of a meeting this week amid a discussion of bullying in the system’s schools.

WBIR of Knoxville has the story:

The superintendent of the Union County school system abruptly resigned Thursday during a board meeting after parents approached the panel to speak about ongoing issues related to bullying at some schools.

“I just want to say this,” said Dr. James Carter during the meeting, after several parents approached the board during a public comment session. “I resign effective immediately.”

The Board members immediately met in executive session and appointed one of their own to serve as Director of Schools in an interim capacity.

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