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Clinton School Board Finds Principal Did Not Use Racial Slur

Posted October 8, 2003 3:49 a.m. EDT

— The Clinton Board of Education says a high school principal did not use a racial slur.

Clinton High School principal Jeff Bell was accused of using a racial term to describe an African-American school official.

Following a public hearing and investigation, the board found that only two people were involved in the conversation in question and both denied a slur was used.

The allegations came from an employee not present at the time.