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Ferguson-Florissant School District Superintendent arrested

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- The superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District was arrested in St. Louis County Wednesday.

The warrant for Joseph Davis' arrest was out of Washington County, North Carolina. He is charged with two counts of obtaining property under false pretense. 

A district spokespersons said Davis will get his day in court in North Carolina. Ferguson-Florissant school district officials met Thursday to discuss the situation and gave him a leave of absence.

Davis was hired by the district in 2015.

Lamina Maldonado’s daughter is a Ferguson-Florissant student.

“I am actually at a loss for words. I have no words, actually,” said Maldonado.

She hoped to soon talk with the superintendent to ask for help funding McCluer North’s marching band.

District leaders were also speechless after learning Dr. Davis was accused of taking thousands and improperly spending while leading Washington County schools in North Carolina.

“The media contacted us. We’ve been doing our investigation into it over the course of today to try to find some information,” said Kevin Hampton.

The school board called an emergency special meeting, but a News 4 crew was not allowed in.

News 4 went to the home of Dr. Davis for an explanation but was referred to his lawyer.

“He has a competent council in North Carolina and he hopes to have the case dismissed soon,” said Davis’ attorney, Paul D’Agrosa.

D’Agrosa says he hopes to have all charges dismissed. Davis is set to have a court appearance in December.

Police say Davis was being held in the St. Louis County Jail but is now out.

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