Teacher Who Mocked Child Stuck in Chair Won't Be Fired

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A Michigan school district has withdrawn its efforts to fire a teacher over a video showing a student stuck in a classroom chair.
Instead teacher Nicole McVey will be suspended for a year.
The Goodrich Area Schools board was to meet in closed session Thursday evening to consider the settlement.
In a letter to the boys' parents that was obtained by The Associated Press, McVey writes that she's "truly sorry" for making a "very bad series of choices."
The video was recorded in November at Oaktree Elementary School and released to a TV station in February. Patrick Greenfelder, a lawyer for the boy's family, says McVey and Principal Michael Ellis taunted the fifth-grader, who has Asperger's syndrome.
Ellis resigned. McVey had been fighting the district's attempt to fire her.




 
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