Wednesday, July 10, 2013
School Board Attorney's Meltdown With Parents Leads To Firing
Attorney Christopher Kirby attended his last meeting of the East Ramapo School District board in Long Island, New York where he served as the school district's counsel after he had an incredible meltdown with parents in attendance at the meeting. It begins in the first video where a parent, Peggy Hatton, while speaking to the board asks him why he is laughing at her as she speaks. Kirby leaves the meeting at that point but later returns while Hatton is still speaking. He again starts smirking at her. When she calls him out on it, he lashed out at her. "Oh, will you please shut up for Christ sake." This infuriates Hatton and other parents who begin demanding the board, whose members sat in silence as Kirby continued to show disrespect to Hatton, terminate him. Hatton ends her remarks in tears. In the second video, the parents confront Kirby in the parking lot following the meeting where he begins an expletive-filled tirade with the parents and threatens to get into a fist fight with one of them. One of the board members pleaded with him to just leave and stop talking to the parents that way when he represents the board. He responds by saying he represents the board, not the parents. Well, not anymore. The school board announced it was terminating the services of his law firm. You just can't make this stuff up. It's incredible that a school board attorney would turn into a complete thug when interacting with the very taxpayers who are paying the legal fees his law firm bills the school district.
Hat tip to Jonathan Turley.