- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway will face no additional disciplinary action from the Board of Trustees outside of last year’s two-week suspension after he was convicted of two counts of simple assault.

In a prepared statement released after a two-hour executive session Tuesday night, The Commercial Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2cgc1wX) the school board said it respected the judicial process, noted the conviction “is separate from the board’s personnel decision” and said it would not revisit August’s decision to suspend the school superintendent for 10 days without pay.

Board of Trustees President Jenny Turner said the school board “stands by the decision” it made last year.

Holloway was fined $1,000 Friday after he admitted to firing a handgun into the air during a confrontation with his neighbor, whose step-daughter was also at the scene.

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Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, http://www.cdispatch.com

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