Cecil teacher suspended


A Rising Sun high school teacher was suspended without pay and was recommended for termination yesterday for allegedly having "inappropriate communications" with a female student, school officials said yesterday.

Neither the teacher nor the student was identified. The case was investigated by the Sheriff's Office for Cecil State's Attorney John Scarborough.

The sheriff's investigation included interviews with the student, her family, the teacher, students, faculty and community members.

Finding no evidence of any physical contact between the teacher and the student, Mr. Scarborough released a statement last Wednesday indicating there was not enough evidence to prosecute the case.

Mr. Scarborough returned the matter to Cecil school administrators to be handled as a personnel matter.

Jerry L. Kunkle, the superintendent for Cecil schools, suspended the teacher without pay Friday, adding the recommendation that the teacher be fired. "I cannot comment on any aspect of a pending hearing," he said yesterday.

The teacher has 10 days to appeal to the action and recommendation, Mr. Kunkle said.

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