Richland Two Board Member Accused Of Making Threat

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Melinda Anderson (Image: Richland School District Two)

Columbia, SC (WLTX) --  A threatening remark made at the Richland Two district office has the school board responding to the allegations. 

An incident report filed with the Richland County Sheriff's Department states board member Melinda Anderson made a threatening comment about the football coach at Westwood High School during a meeting with the superintendent about her grandson's treatment on the football team.  

During the meeting the incident report states Anderson said, "I'm so angry I just want to kill the coach and I have a gun."

A witness reported hearing the remark. The coach was not present when the comment was made, according to the document.

Neither the district nor the coach wanted to press charges, but reported the incident to law enforcement in accordance to state law. 

The School Board Chairman Bill Flemming issued a statement saying, in part; 

"On behalf of the Board, I want to make it clear that we will not tolerate any employee being threatened or harassed in any manner." 

News19 spoke to Anderson by phone Tuesday and she had the following to say about the accusation:

"I will not lower my standards to follow up such foolishness that was initiated by some people in administration.  I am far too intelligent to attempt to argue with untruth."  

News19 also spoke with Summers and he said the issue is stemming from her grandson's amount of playtime.

"I hope that the school board will take appropriate measures," Summers said.

Anderson has served on the school board since 1990.

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