Muscogee County School Board reinstates Columbus High Principal Marvin Crumbs

With a 7-1 vote, the Muscogee County School Board reinstated Marvin Crumbs as principal of Columbus High School.

Beth Harris was the dissenting vote. John Wells abstained.

The action came at a special board meeting at the headquarters on Macon Road. Board members went into executive session today around 1 p.m. Crumbs and his lawyer were present.

Crumbs was removed as principal and reassigned to the central office because he showed a video clip of comedian Ron White’s act “You Can’t Fix Stupid” during a staff meeting.

In the act, White makes crude references to women’s breasts. After receiving complaints, School Superintendent Susan Andrews removed Crumbs as principal and reassigned him to an administrative post in the central office.

That action drew protests from students, about 200 of whom gathered before school last Wednesday, many dressed in black, chanting slogans in support of Crumbs. Other supporters have circulated petitions that have reportedly garnered over 1,000 signatures.

The story went national when White heard of Crumbs’ reassignment, posted comments on his Twitter account and was interviewed about it by CNN last week. In an interview with the Ledger-Enquirer, White said he would devote some of his sold-out performance at the RiverCenter this Saturday to the controversy.

Stay with ledger-enquirer.com for more on this developing story.