Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina State University trustees met for four hours behind closed doors, but again refused to say anything more about why several officials at the school were fired.
The Board of Trustees held their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, and almost immediately decided to talk in secret. When they came out, board Vice Chairman John Corbitt issued a statement saying President George Cooper would have to answer any questions about the school's internal investigation.
Cooper then released a statement that it would be improper for him to speak about the investigation.
The university has hired an interim police chief and vice president for student affairs, but has refused to say what happened to the employees who held those positions.
(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)