Theft charge dropped against Petty, wrongful termination suit continues

A charge of theft filed by the Mount Vernon ISD against Faron Petty was dismissed by the Franklin County Court on Tuesday, February 28. At the time, Mr. Petty claimed the charges were made in retaliation for a wrongful termination suit he had filed against the district in May 2011. See the March 8 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details from this story.