Dr. Bertie Simmons, the 82-year-old principal of Furr High School, jokes around with Joshua Rios, a sophomore, before classes begin Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Houston. The attorney for a suspended principal in Houston says his client didn’t disobey a district decision to relax the student dress code after Hurricane Harvey and never threatened a student. Houston Independent School District officials have placed Simmons on leave without pay Sept. 29 because of a personnel matter. The Houston Chronicle reports that Simmons’ attorney Scott Newar wrote a letter to Superintendent Richard Carranza denying the district’s allegations.
Dr. Bertie Simmons, the 82-year-old principal of Furr High School, jokes around with Joshua Rios, a sophomore, before classes begin Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Houston. The attorney for a suspended principal in Houston says his client didn’t disobey a district decision to relax the student dress code after Hurricane Harvey and never threatened a student. Houston Independent School District officials have placed Simmons on leave without pay Sept. 29 because of a personnel matter. The Houston Chronicle reports that Simmons’ attorney Scott Newar wrote a letter to Superintendent Richard Carranza denying the district’s allegations. Jon Shapley AP
Dr. Bertie Simmons, the 82-year-old principal of Furr High School, jokes around with Joshua Rios, a sophomore, before classes begin Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Houston. The attorney for a suspended principal in Houston says his client didn’t disobey a district decision to relax the student dress code after Hurricane Harvey and never threatened a student. Houston Independent School District officials have placed Simmons on leave without pay Sept. 29 because of a personnel matter. The Houston Chronicle reports that Simmons’ attorney Scott Newar wrote a letter to Superintendent Richard Carranza denying the district’s allegations. Jon Shapley AP

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