Former Joplin principal files lawsuit against Assistant Superintendent of Joplin Schools

A former Joplin middle school principal has filed a lawsuit against Assistant Superintendent of Joplin Schools Angie Besendorfer.

According to court documents, former Royal Heights Elementary School Principal Larry Masters accuses Besendorfer of falsely representing Masters to the Joplin School Board.

In the documents, Masters alleges Besendorfer wrongly accused him of violating regulations when administering the MAP Test and he is suing for lost wages and mental and emotional distress.