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Report: School board member says I'm so angry I just want to kill the coach and I have a gun

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A Richland School District Two board member got in some hot water after she allegedly made a threatening remark about her grandson's football coach.

"I'm so angry I just want to kill the coach and I have a gun," said Board of Trustees member Melinda Anderson in a meeting about treatment of her grandson by Westwood High School Head Football Coach Rodney Summers, according to Richland County Sheriff's Department incident report.

The incident happened on October 7. The specific reason Anderson was upset with Summers' treatment of her grandson has not been made public.

The board issued a statement about Anderson's comment Tuesday.

"While the Board does not intend to discuss the details publicly because it involves a confidential personnel matter, we wish to address the underlying issue involved," wrote board chair Dr. Bill Flemming.

"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. The Board regrets the Board member's conduct did not reflect well on the Board or the District."

"We want to assure all employees of Richland School District Two that the Board is committed to acting consistently with the expectations for Board members outlined in Board policies."

The incident report indicates Summers did not press charges.

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