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McDONOUGH — The Henry County NAACP issued a release Monday morning calling for the resignations of three Board of Education members.

The resignation request stems from a lawsuit filed last year by Timothy Gadson against the Henry County school system and board members Josh Hinton, Holly Carter-Cobb and Pam Nutt.

In 2017, Gadson was named as sole finalist for the superintendent position. The offer was later rescinded by the board due to contract demands. The federal lawsuit alleged race discrimination, retaliation and defamation. The district settled the lawsuit with Gadson for $800,000.

Hinton, Carter-Cobb and Nutt were dismissed from the suit and were not parties to the settlement.

When contacted Monday afternoon, Hinton, Carter-Cobb and Nutt said they were unaware of the NAACPs call for resignations.

Nutt, however, said she has no plans to resign.

“I was just re-elected by my constituents. I plan to carry on the next four years doing what my constituents ask me to do,” she said. “I’m going to serve to the best of my ability, and I look forward to four more positive years. The sky is the limit for District 1.”

In addition to the resignations, the NAACP is demanding the “immediate implementation of a diversity and inclusion training across the school district within the next 60 days, requiring all board members, school administrators and teachers completion of certification is demanded.”

To read the full release, visit www.henrycountyganaacp.com.

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