Enid Public Schools' Board of Education voted Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, to fire former school police chief Mike Dods after a 9.5 hour termination hearing.

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A Kay County investigator is coming to Enid High School on Monday to interview staff members about allegations leveled against administrators by the Oklahoma Education Association and former Enid Public Schools campus police chief Mike Dods, according to Heath Merchen, the attorney representing Dods.

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The board will convene, hear witness testimony and arguments from both sides, and ultimately determine whether to reinstate former Enid Public Schools campus police chief Mike Dods or fire him from the district.

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Kristin Whaley, head of the Enid Education Association, delivered a stack of 1,300 papers, each with a signature expressing support of Mike Dods and also requesting the public hearing be scheduled in the late afternoon or evening hours.

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Mike Dods’ job had been on the line due to alleged retaliation by Enid Public Schools administration for disobeying directions to “hide acts of violent student conduct and student threats on multiple occasions,” according to Oklahoma Ed­­­u­­­­­cation Association, a teacher’s union supporting Dods.

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A legal representative for former campus police chief Mike Dods is concerned the hearing is during work hours and witnesses fear retaliation. The district says the meeting will be held at noon due to time factors. 

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The Oklahoma Education Association notice, sent to EPS Wednesday, alleges EPS administrators "directed Officer Dods to hide acts of violent student conduct and student threats on multiple occasions."