AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) -- A federal court judge has signed a court order dismissing a lawsuit over the termination of a school principal.
Leigh Todd filed suit against the Amory School District, Superintendent Gearl Loden and special programs director Candace Moore after an appeal hearing was held over her termination.
Todd was fired in March of 2011 over the punishment of a student.
District officials say Todd forced the student to walk around for a majority of the day with his tongue sticking out as punishment for sticking out his tongue at a teacher.
The Amory school board voted to uphold the termination after an appeal hearing last year.
In her lawsuit, Todd claims Loden and Moore tried to withhold evidence, she was defamed, and a majority of the board didn't attend the hearing and denied her due process.
In the order signed Wednesday, the judge states both sides have agreed to a settlement in the case.
Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but the order dismisses the case "with prejudice" which prevents the filing of another lawsuit on the claims.