By Associated Press - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BENOIT, Miss. (AP) - In an April 14 story about the Benoit school system, The Associated Press erroneously reported the former superintendent and three other ex-employees have been asked to repay $109,681 in allegedly misused grant money. The story was based on outdated information given to and reported by The Bolivar Commercial newspaper in Cleveland, Miss. The state auditor’s office said Tuesday all of those involved were exonerated of all allegations in 2008.

A corrected version of the story is below:

BENOIT, Miss. - A story on the former superintendent of the Benoit school system and three other ex-employees being asked in June 2008 to repay $109,681 in allegedly misused grant money was based on outdated information.

The state Auditor’s Office said Tuesday that the individuals involved were exonerated of all allegations in 2008.

“The merits of this case regarding events that took place from 2003 to 2006 have rendered this case inactive,” Brett Kittredge, spokesman for State Auditor Stacey Pickering, said in a statement Tuesday to The Bolivar Commercial and The Associated Press.

The Bolivar Commercial ran a correction in Tuesday’s editions.

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