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New Mexico superintendent who allegedly fled crash resigns

February 7, 2019

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico school superintendent who was cited after police say he drove through a resident’s fence and fled has resigned.

The Las Vegas Optic reports the Las Vegas City Schools’ Board of Education accepted Superintendent Kelt Cooper’s resignation this week.

The outgoing superintendent had been on paid leave since November and the board has given no reason why.

After being placed on administrative leave, Cooper was cited for moving violations after he crashed his pickup truck into a resident’s fence near his Sapello, New Mexico, home, and left the scene of the wreck.

Board President Dennis Romero says all terms of Cooper’s resignation had been negotiated, but he could not disclose any further information.

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Information from: Las Vegas Optic, http://www.lasvegasoptic.com

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