Richland County, SC — I have read with absolute disgust the actions of Richland 2’s school board, which censured Melinda Anderson. When Ms. Anderson threatened Coach Rodney Summers her services should have been “no longer needed.”
In years past, when a sitting public official made such a stupid, threatening remark there would have been pressure for them to immediately resign. Ms. Anderson should have already done so. What the Richland 2 board should have done was demand her resignation.
There is no place for bullying, threatening or harassing a public school teacher. If Coach Summers doesn’t want to file formal charges — then Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson or S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson should file charges.
This whole disgraceful affair reminds me of the investigation/cover up completed last winter regarding the disastrous Nov. 6, 2012, election overseen by the Richland County Election Commission. Nothing happened then, and now Ms. Anderson is getting away scot free. No accountability, no contrition. She just gave all Richland County residents the finger — and the Richland 2 board did not have the backbone to stand up to her.