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Childers is Gone: City Manager Resigns Following Incident with Schenck

Interim Amarillo City Manager Terry Childers has resigned, following an incident which saw a profane word used to describe an Amarillo citizen.

During last night's regular meeting of the Amarillo City Council, Childers reportedly called Amarillo resident James Schenck a "stupid son of a bitch," after Schenck disagreed with the Interim City Manager.

James Schenck reacted to the resignation of Mr. Childers in a different way than some members of community.

"I didn't know that this was going to result in [Mayor Paul] Harpole and them getting his resignation," Schenck said. "I didn't even hear him call me the name. I honestly wish it didn't happen this way. There are many other reasons he should be gone."

According to reports, Childers tendered a resignation to the City Council, this morning. Childers has served as Interim City Manager, after being chosen for the job in November of 2015.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

Photo by KFDA

Photo by KFDA

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