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Riverside School District reinstates Principal John McCoy, questions remain

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A school board meeting following McCoy's administrative leave was packed with parents. A school board meeting following McCoy's administrative leave was packed with parents.
SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -

A board member of the Riverside School District confirms that Principal John McCoy has been reinstated, effective Monday.

McCoy was placed on administrative leave back in May, after the superintendent informed him of the decision in a letter. 

McCoy responded to the letter, saying that he was never given an exact reason as his "conduct allegations."

No details were ever confirmed as to why McCoy was placed on leave, which led parents to demand answers in a series of school board meetings.

Superintendent for Riverside School District, Ken Russell, confirmed McCoy's reinstatement in an email Saturday, but did not provide specific details. 

"We, the Riverside community, are moving forward to heal and build upon our many strengths, so that we may provide the best education possible for our students," Russell said.

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