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What is a reasonable person supposed to make of this? - The Galveston County Daily News: Heber Taylor

July 28, 2016

What is a reasonable person supposed to make of this?

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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 5:30 pm

Ecomet Burley, who resigned in a brokered deal as superintendent of the La Marque Independent School District, goes to the administration building to clean out his office.

Burley had been out of the office on leave for some time. The time when he was given to clean out his office apparently was in the separation agreement, which neither Burley nor the school board that ousted him is talking about.

So how does that information — the time when Burley will be at his office after being on leave for at least a week— get out so that Russel Washington, the former chief of the school district’s police department, can be there, with some acquaintances, to taunt him?

You’d have to guess someone on the school board leaked the information to the welcoming committee.

To this day, there are people on the school board who argue that Washington should be back on the district’s payroll. The rumors are all over town that they are trying to get rid of the current police chief, Timothy Fields, so that they can give Washington his old job back.

Unless you believe in amazing coincidences, you’d have to guess that someone used a public office to get information and provide it to some people who wanted to harass the superintendent as he was cleaning out his office.

What is a reasonable person supposed to make of this? Don’t you have to wonder about the people involved?