Superintendent Fired After Shooting By 6-Year-Old

NBC News reports:

The Newport News School Board on Wednesday voted to replace its embattled superintendent amid the continuing fallout from a 6-year-old boy shooting his first-grade teacher this month.

The board voted 5-1 to remove George Parker III as the head of the district of about 26,500 students. His separation is effective Feb. 1, School Board Chair Lisa Surles-Law said.

Parker was being removed “without cause,” Surles-Law said, adding that he was a “capable” leader whose removal was based on the “future trajectory and needs of our school division.”

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