"And we'll work with local leaders and superintendents about how this will be implemented and look for solutions," Ritz said.
While Ritz declined comment on Bennett, other speakers, union members and leaders didn't shy away from criticizing him. Union President Jim Hensley, who planned the Ritz visit months ago before the controversy, said Bennett is getting what he deserves.
"I think he should eventually end up in prison, but I think the resignation is fine for now," Hensley said.
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