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10/16/03 - Longview

Longview Teacher Appeals Termination

      A Longview teacher, accused of using a racial slur while addressing a student, is planning an appeal, after the school board voted in support of her termination. The Longview School Board voted Monday to terminate Dr. Kelly Snowden for using what they decided was an offensive term, in reference to a student.

     She allegedly called the student a "wicked monkey". Snowden claims she made the comment playfully and has even used it in reference to a friend's child.

    She says it was taken out of context. Snowden intends to appeal the board's decision. The matter of termination ultimately is up to the district superintendent.

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