Todd v. Amory Schools dispute settled

By PATSY R. BRUMFIELD/Daily Journal

AMORY – A fired Amory principal’s federal lawsuit was settled, the U.S. District Court’s docket showed Wednesday.
In June 2011, Leigh Todd sued the district, superintendent Dr. Gearl Loden and special education director Dr. Candace Moore after Todd was fired from her Amory Elementary School principal’s job.
Todd caused a public controversy after she disciplined a second grader, who was forced to stick out his tongue for an entire school day.
She sued claiming her problems arose after Loden and Moore conspired to thwart her efforts to become the district’s curriculum director.
No information about the settlement was available. The lawsuit was dismissed under condition that the issues may never be raised again.
The case was set for trial in June, but Wednesday’s dismissal ends all action.
Loden, Moore and the school district denied Todd’s allegations.
When she sued, through her attorneys Jim Waide and Rachel Pierce of Tupelo, she asked for actual and punitive damages and her job back.
Both sides were to pay their own legal and court fees, the dismissal order stated.
patsy.brumfield@journalinc.com