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Bossier School Board President comments on controversial online post

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Bossier Parish School Board President Eddy Presley released a statement Tuesday night apologizing for the online comments he made on a change.org petition asking for the resignation of Dr. Nichole Bourgeios, Principal of Parkway High School.

"Over the past few days, the news stations have published comments that were made by me on a social media website. These comments were made by me, as an individual, not by the Bossier Parish School Board. The messages posted were directed at the founder of Change.com [sic] and the originators of the petition asking for the termination of Parkway High school's Principal. I would like to apologize to all of my fellow residents of Bossier Parish who may have been offended by any of the statements made. I am extremely passionate about the rights of all employees, students, and families in our parish. We have policies and procedures in place to protect the rights of all citizens. It is my personal feeling that plastering negative stories on social media outlets regarding parents, students, or employees in an attempt to destroy their reputation and/or career is not in the best interest of our parish nor the parties involved. Not only are they detrimental to the individuals involved, but are upsetting to students who must tolerate their negative impact on the school's learning environment. Again, I apologize for my choice of words, but fully stand behind the policies and procedures of the Bossier Parish School Board."

Sincerely,

Eddy Ray Presley

Bossier Parish School Board, President

On change.org, Presley called residents morons for naming him in the petition and later told KTBS 3 News he would only comment on the post if our station provided the names of the petition's creators.

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