Pruitt has been relieved of his duties at the high school and has been reassigned to the school’s Central Office. He will continue to be paid his $82,318 annual salary.
In a release last Friday, Superintendent Tim McGinnis said he did not believe the remarks were “not an intent to harm and not a serious threat.
Kranz, however, said she took the threats very seriously. “I’m very concerned that Mr. McGinnis has taken these many repeated threatening statements as nothing serious.”
The teacher said she has had students who have been “immediately suspended and ultimately expelled for the year for less serious threatening statements and actions.”
In an exclusive interview with The Cadiz Record about the alleged statements and ultimate suspension of Pruitt, Kranz said she felt threatened enough to file the charges on Monday.
Learn more of Kranz' charges in the April 25 Cadiz Record.