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MCSB continues silence on findings of investigation into McKoon and Myers

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McKoon and school board members who accused him all in the same room together for first time in a few months on Tuesday at city's legislative luncheon. McKoon and school board members who accused him all in the same room together for first time in a few months on Tuesday at city's legislative luncheon.
COLUMBUS, Ga. -

The Muscogee County School Board remains silent about the conclusion of the investigation into Georgia Senator Josh McKoon and political consultant Frank Myers.

The investigation looked into the board's accusation that Myers and McKoon threatened the board and demanded they replace their current law firm. McKoon held a news conference Monday and the school board was supposed to respond Tuesday, but didn't follow through.

McKoon and Myers were cleared of allegations on Friday by the Attorney General's Office. McKoon has been critical of the board, calling the investigation a waste of money.

"Thousands of dollars of taxpayer resources and untold man hours have been wasted by the members of the Muscogee County Board of Education," says McKoon. "They owe the public an explanation."

But there was no explanation Tuesday. News 3 spoke to all five board members involved in the accusations at the city's legislative luncheon; none of the board would go on-camera to answer our questions.

"It's a whole lot easier to hurl accusations at me with absolutely no basis and then runaway, like a child committing an act of vandalism and that's what's been going on the past 6 months," says McKoon.

McKoon demanded an apology at a news conference on Monday. There was no interaction at the lunch, but McKoon said he'd be willing to work with anyone who puts politics aside and makes education their first priority.

"We've got a lot of good, talented people in this community, who are sick and tired of turning in their newspaper or turning on their television and seeing another negative story about the mismanagement and corruption with the Board of Education," says McKoon.

McKoon and Myers were accused of threatening to withhold state funds from the school district if its contract with their legal firm continued. Hatcher and Stubbs has been the school board's legal counsel for nearly 60 years.

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