FIRING FALLOUT Hundreds Hold Vigil To Demonstrate Disapproval Of Dr. Jorea Marple's Firing
Reported by: Elizabeth Noreika
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Elizabeth Noreika
Reported: Nov. 20, 2012 8:32 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 20, 2012 8:39 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Hundreds crowded in front of the West Virginia Education Association's building on Quarrier Street Tuesday night for a peaceful protest.
Demonstrators want to show they aren't happy with the State School Board's decision to fire former State Superintendent of School's, Dr. Jorea Marple.
A strong turnout and signs spell out the frustration many are feeling as they struggle to understand why Marple was fired in the first place. Her role as State Superintendent of Schools was short lived. Not even a year after her hiring, school board members voted 5 to 2 to fire her last Thursday.
The abrupt decision has many outraged and that's why the West Virginia Education Association organized this vigil.
The State School Board says the move was not political and their decision was because they lost confidence in Marple.
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