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Union President: Teacher Investigation “Outrageous”

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The head of the New Bedford Educators Association says he’s outraged that teacher Joanne Maura is being investigated by the school administration following an incident last month where a student threw a chair at her desk. The student has been expelled. Union President Lou St. John feels it’s wrong to put the spotlight on the teacher….

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The administration claims Maura failed to properly report the incident in a timely fashion. St. John says Maura asked another teacher to call the office, and an administrator did show up in the classroom and was shown the broken chair.

A hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, but it didn’t happen.  Maura told WBSM News via Facebook, she had requested a personal day so she could line up legal representation.

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