Executive backs through door, giving reporter the last word

In an attempt not to storm away from a reporter on camera, a school board chief committed a flub just as bad.

Although the interviewee didn’t storm away from the reporter, his reaction was arguably no better than a “no comment.” In fact, that may have even been better.

St. Louis, MO-based TV reporter Elliott Davis caught up with school board chief Dr. Lynn Beckwith as he was heading to a meeting and asked him why the unaccredited school district is still failing despite new leadership.

Davis: “How long will it take you to win back provisional accreditation?”

Beckwith: “I cannot tell you that.”

Davis: “A year? Two years?”

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