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Jay Richards Thompson came to Mesquite to teach civics and history at Mesquite High School in 1960. He served as assistant principal at Black and Range elementaries and interim principal of Hanby Elementary. In 1966 he was named principal of Tosch Elementary, a job he held until his retirement in 1985.  Thompson was a World War II veteran, a Pearl Harbor survivor, and exemplified true American patriotism. Thompson Elementary was opened in 1995.