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‘They should have shot them’: Lakota school board member resigns after arrest at Lakota West

Cincinnati Enquirer |

The reason Todd Parnell resigned from the Lakota Local School District Board of Education was the email he sent saying police “should have shot” students arrested in Lakota West’s parking lot, said the board’s president on Friday.

The board initially allowed Parnell to cite personal reasons for leaving after asking him to resign, said Brad Lovell, board president, in a statement.

On Aug. 26, Lakota West High School Principal Ben Brown sent an email to parents about an incident with West Chester police officers and three teens, two of whom were students, Lovell said in his statement. Police were trying to serve a warrant.

What Parnell replied back via email caused the principal to email Superintendent Matt Miller and another top administrator.