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Vermilion School Board members called before grand jury - again

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 18:37:00-04

All eight Vermilion Parish School Board members have been called to appear before a Vermilion Parish grand jury on Thursday, the Abbeville Meridonal reports.

We've confirmed with Board Member Kibbie Pillette that all board members, as well as some system officials, have been subpoenaed to appear Thursday. Pillette said they must also produce some documents.

"That's all I can say," he said.

This is the second time board members have been called before a grand jury. As we reported in 2019, an investigation into possible malfeasance in office by Vermilion Parish School Board members is suspended indefinitely by a Vermilion Parish Grand Jury, according to District Attorney Keith Stutes.

Back then, Stutes told us that “when and if further relevant information is received, and it is appropriate to present the information to the Grand Jury, the information will be so presented.”