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Auburn school board elects new leadership before shouting match at end of meeting

There was an increased police presence at a Board of Education meeting in the Auburn Enlarged City School District on Tuesday after shouting erupted between parents and some board members.

It was a packed meeting, according to The Citizen, who reported that there were so many residents in attendance that some had to stand at different locations to participate.

Some parents voiced concerns with bullying, which stemmed from a recent incident where a teen was assaulted near an athletic field. The attack was posted to social media before the second teen’s arrest.

Ian Phillips and Eli Hernandez were elected president and Vice President of the school board earlier in the meeting.

Officers were placed inside and outside the building as the meeting wrapped up to ensure safety of those exiting.