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Principal defends political field trip

Virginia Rhodes (Source: LinkedIn) Virginia Rhodes (Source: LinkedIn)

CINCINNATI (AP) - A local principal suspended over a field trip to an elections office says students were given only Democratic literature because a Republican campaign worker declined to provide it.

In a news release, Principal Virginia Rhodes from Cincinnati's Hughes High School also says if the teacher who led the excursion is punished it will send a "chilling message" to all teachers.

The school district is expected to announce Thursday whether disciplinary action will be taken.

An anti-tax group known as COAST called the Oct. 13 trip "one-sided political activity" and sued the district.

Rhodes was suspended Friday for up to two weeks with pay.

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