“They ought to be able to still be on the job. They’re getting paid, so they should be able to do their job.” — Penny Tindall, Mount Vernon

“I believe it’s better if they were on paid leave until they find out more about the situation. They would be more free to speak that way.” — Walter Butler, Mount Vernon

“I feel maybe they should be suspended while being investigated. They have a right to be investigated before convicted.” — Becky Matulich, Mount Vernon

“They should take the proper steps to do what is right.” — Larry Bertiaux, Mount Vernon

“It ought to be like all other places. They should follow protocol. They should be suspended but not with pay until the issue is resolved.” — Ed Brown, Mount Vernon

“It’s important to know all the facts before a final decision is made. They should be able to stay on for now.” — Pat Law, Utica



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