Published: May 08, 2013 5:00 AM EDT
Updated: May 08, 2013 10:02 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Tempers flared at Monday night's Lee County school board meeting as members discussed moving forward after Superintendent Dr. Joseph Burke retires in June.

Board member Cathleen Morgan got so frustrated, she walked out of the meeting. The fireworks happened when fellow board member Don Armstrong criticized her for her comments about the district's second in command, Alberto Rodriguez. Board member Tom Scott wanted to appoint Rodriguez as Interim Superintendent. Ultimately, that motion failed with a vote of 3 to 2.

Cathleen Morgan says, "He's not qualified. There, I said it. He's not qualified." Tom Scott countered, "It makes sense to me to have him take over the reigns."

The school board will meet on May 21st to discuss how to move forward with the superintendent search.