Cops asked to deal with Everett School Board fight

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A disagreement at an Everett School Board meeting got so heated, police were called to intervene.

The Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/ocCbSY ) reports a tussle erupted Tuesday night during a closed door session after a long and divisive public meeting. The dispute centered on the job performance review of Superintendent Gary Cohn.

Things heated up when school board member Jessica Olson turned on a small videotape machine and other board members objected.

Board President Ed Petersen says he reached over to turn it off because he didn't want the private discussion to be made public. Olson says she was worried he was trying to confiscate her recorder. Then the argument reportedly got physical.

Olson's video recorder was working for part of the time and she showed the film to Herald reporters.

Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz says statements were taken from those involved, but no arrests have been made.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com