Modesto school firing explained in transcripts

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MODESTO, CA - Transcripts from a lengthy hearing finally indicate what led to the firing of popular Modesto High School campus supervisor Jackie Munn.

Munn was responding to a campus fight last school year when witnesses said she agitated a situation that was calming down.

Munn searched a student who was in the fight, then said, "So you like to hit girls?". The comment was described by school officials as provoking and taunting the student.

Then when the boy tried to get up, Munn pushed his face into the concrete. "There was no reason for this to occur," a school official testified, according to records obtained by The Modesto Bee.

Last week, there was a loud rally outside Modesto High School with current and former students claiming the popular Munn was fired for another reason.  They claimed she  was let go for writing a letter to The Modesto Bee claiming she was underpaid.

An attorney for Munn said the firing was not appropriate, considering her "19 years of untarnished service," and being an "exemplary employee with excellent evaluations."

The final decision on Munn's status will be determined next week by Modesto City Schools Board.



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