Marshalltown police arrest school board member

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MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Police have charged a Marshalltown school board member with child endangerment and animal neglect after finding numerous pets in her home, including two dead cats.

KCCI-TV reports ( ) someone called police Tuesday to express concern about the living conditions of school board member Kendall Derby's 13-year-old child.

Police say when officers arrived, they found eight cats and two dogs as well as animal feces throughout the home. Two of the cats were dead.

Department of Human Services workers have placed the child with a family friend.

Police charged Derby on Thursday. She was released from jail Friday after paying a $6,700 bond.

When approached by a KCCI reporter in the jail building, she entered a restroom. She emerged at the request of a deputy and declined to comment.

District officials say they can't force Derby to resign from the school board.


Information from: KCCI-TV,

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