School board chairman charged with 'destroying public records'

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BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Bedford County School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler has been charged with "destroying public records."

The misdemeanor charge was filed Tuesday in Bedford General District Court.

Hostutler says the charge stems from a Facebook post he deleted from a school board page that he manages. He noted the misdemeanor charge was brought on by a private citizen and says he expects it to be dropped. Court records list the complainant as John Briscoe.

Hostutler has a hearing date scheduled for November 30.