Discussion is heating up after the Field Board of Education canceled its meeting on Monday due to alleged threats made against one or more board members.
The Record-Courier reports Field Local Schools president Terry Kettering released a brief statement about the cancelation. He says it was made to ensure the safety of board members, but further details of the threats were not released.
At a recent meeting, the board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Beth Coleman, but Coleman admitted at that same meeting that she didn't want to resign, according to the Record-Courier. Some residents felt several board members forced the resignation.
Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver stated on the department's Facebook page that he is not aware of any threats and no reports have been made. Oliver openly stated that the department has enough security and resources to provide a secure environment for a school board meeting.
If you do not want to have a meeting because of the temperature of the community, then say it. DO NOT use "safety" as an excuse. We may not agree on some things....but we never negotiate or budge when it comes to safety. We are pretty well known for having honor, integrity and doing what is right. When you say there will not be a board meeting so as to 'ensure safety'" Oliver wrote on the department's Facebook page.
The community reacted to the post which has more than 300 comments and more than 2,500 'likes'.
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