A Massachusetts middle school principal was suspended for 10 days because she sent an eMail message to her staff urging them to vote for a political candidate. Mary A. Toomey, principal of the South Lawrence East School, might also have violated state ethics laws.

"As a result of the investigation, I determined that Mary Toomey exercised poor judgment," said Lawrence Public Schools Superintendent Mae E. Gaskins.

Toomey eMailed the school's staff soliciting their votes for Nancy J. Kennedy, who was running a sticker campaign for school committee. She sent the eMail the day before the Oct. 5 primary...

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