“The vast majority of our kids live in houses with electricity. They do have shoes. Their parents do work. Lots of our students go on to be schoolteachers, doctors, lawyers and professionals.”
“We felt like the article that ran in The Oklahoman (that quoted Trower's statements about the Ryal community) was really a situation where the kids at the school, the community overall, was not portrayed truthfully. And when it comes to those types of things, especially in my position, I felt like I had to defend students and staff,” Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger said.
“I said it publicly in my comments last night what I think is best. I looked at Mr. Trower and said I think it would be best if he tendered his resignation,” Tiger said.
Trower was not available for comment.