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The truth revealed / October 30, 2013

Dear Viewpoint:

I am writing this letter to comment on a front-page article “Janitor ousted from job after comments to School Board” that appeared in the October 9, 2013 edition of The Mecklenburg Sun.

I have listened to employees in the Mecklenburg school system complaining about the School Board and the Superintendent for years. I encouraged them to write letters to the three local newspapers we have, and to speak up at board meetings. I was told if they did, they would be fired. I found that to be an odd statement.

Now, through reading the article in The Mecklenburg Sun, I have now read the truth. I was shocked when I read Leroy Malsbury who had been employed as a janitor at Chase City Elementary School for ten years had been fired for speaking the truth two days after he stood before the Mecklenburg County School Board over his concerns over the unfair treatment of janitors.

I applaud Mr. Malsbury for coming forward and letting the taxpayers of Mecklenburg County know how school employees are being treated. It takes an honest employee to come forward as Mr. Malsbury did. I’m sorry he lost his job in the process.

I know Mr. Malsbury didn’t make the Mecklenburg County School Board look or feel like a fool by his comments. They have done that by keeping Mr. Thornton as Superintendent.

Best of luck to you Mr. Malsbury and may God bless you!

Mary T. Edwards
South Hill

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