Board votes to suspend Boynton superintendent with pay

Friday, June 16th 2006, 8:16 am
By: News On 6

BOYNTON, Okla. (AP) The superintendent of the Boynton-Moton school district has been suspended with pay after he was charged in connection with a weekend incident.

The school board voted 7-0 yesterday to suspend Steve Henson pending an investigation into the felony charges against him. The 44-year-old was arrested by McIntosh County sheriff's deputies Saturday and jailed until Monday when he was released on 15-thousand dollars bail.

He was charged Tuesday with injury to a minor child, domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor child and reckless handling of a firearm. The weapon is a .32-caliber pistol and the child is his 15-year-old stepdaughter.

Henson says when the investigation is over, he will do the right thing. Court records show Steve and Kristie Henson have filed for divorce at least twice. According to the records, the couple has a divorce hearing set for today.