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Texas schools chief to get $750K in wake of bullying claims

Posted: 11:36 AM, May 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-13 12:36:55-04

KATY, Texas (AP) – A school district west of Houston will pay more than $750,000 to its superintendent who’s resigning at the end of the year in the wake of allegations that he was a bully as a teenager.
    
Details of a contract released Friday by the Katy school district show Superintendent Lance Hindt will receive two years of pay upon his departure Jan. 1. He had announced his resignation a day earlier.
    
At least two people have described Hindt as a bully during his middle and high school years. One of them, a circuit court judge in Alabama, has said Hindt was a "vicious bully."
    
Hindt has denied the claims but says he did "dumb things" prior to a religious awakening.
    
The school board his hired a law firm to represent Hindt against claims that it describes as defamatory.