NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman is getting some support amid criticism of his leadership.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1n0Hu4c) reports that an online petition with more than 300 signatures as of Monday lauds the leadership of the embattled commissioner.
Last month, a letter signed by 15 Republican lawmakers demanded the resignation of Huffman, citing complaints from school administrators, teachers and students about Huffman's leadership style as his department implements a series of changes in K-12 education.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A campus alert was issued this morning by Middle Tennessee State University Police after a suspicious object was discovered at a bus stop near Jones Hall. The alert was issued just before 9 a.m.
Police say a grounds crew discovered a pumpkin sitting on a bench at the bus stop. University police say that pieces of metal and wire were stuck in the pumpkin. One officer said it looked like a "pumpkin porcupine."