Tishomingo superintendent resigns

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TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KXII) -- Tishomingo Superintendent Kevin Duncan resigned at Thursday night's school board meeting.

"I think it should have happened a long time ago," Parent Detra Smith said.

Tishomingo School Board president Doug Blackburn confirms superintendent Kevin Duncan turned in his resignation on Thursday night, effective at the end of the school year.

A resignation the board accepted, that parents we talked to say was necessary.

"He's either seeing the light or he has realized that his wife is guilty," Smith said.

The resignation comes just a day before his wife, Shelley Duncan, was set to appear in Johnston County court.

Shelley was charged last April with lewd acts with a child, after she was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old boy.

"I was disgusted, shocked and pretty mad," Smith said.

A court document filed Friday states a plea deal is now off the table for Duncan.

Her case is scheduled for trial in June.

That was the first of three embarrassing scandals for the district last year.

In June two coaches were fired after they were caught making a beer run in a school bus on a basketball road trip.

Two months later the OSBI confirmed another Tishomingo teacher was under investigation for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student.

Parents said now that Duncan is leaving, they hope the district can move forward.

"I've been kind of confused by a lot of the things that have gone on," Smith said, "but I think this was something that needed to have happened, I'm glad it happened."

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