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Video deposition emerges between Smuts, Blagden attorney regarding background of ex-Stowers teacher Kirby


A video of the deposition between former ABC Unified School District Superintendent Gary Smuts and attorney Ron Wilson who represents former Stower’s Elementary School Principal Eileen Blagden in a lawsuit has been posted on a video web site late Thursday afternoon.
It was filmed March 9, 2012.
The video shows Smuts testimony in Blagden’s legal lawsuit involving the incident involving former Stowers teacher Kevin Kirby. More information in this weekends edition of Los Cerritos Community Newspaper.

Note: Adult subject matter contained in video clip.



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Gerald Woodward
Gerald Woodward

I have lost all respect for Gary Smuts and Palido. They are a disgrace to the ABC School Board and Palido to the School Board and to the city of Cerritos. They have tarnished the reputation of an honorable principal as well as the reputation of the ABC School District. I hope that Principal Blagden sues them both personally.

Larry Andre
Larry Andre

Mr. Smuts did a horrible job of protecting his legacy.

Larry Andre
Larry Andre

During the spring of 2010 I had the opportunity to attend an ABC School District meeting. Eileen was supposed to be able to make her case of why the charges against her were false. The superintendent made a Freudian slip saying they had made their decision about demotion then quickly corrected himself to say we are here to listen to Ms. Blagden. Then the superintendent proceeded to impede the ability of Ms. Blagden and her attorney to make their case, limiting the time for them to speak. I placed my name on the list to make comments for a 5… Read more »