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Wed August 3, 2011
Ohio Teacher Suspended over Alleged Name-Calling
KETTERING, Ohio - An Ohio school board is considering the future a teacher accused of calling students names.
The human resources director for the Kettering schools said suspended Fairmont High School English teacher, Michael Togliatti, also repeatedly used profanity and ridiculed the district superintendent in class.
The Dayton Daily News reports the school board voted Tuesday night for Togliatti to be suspended without pay, pending termination.
School Principal Dan VonHandorf said a student complained about the teacher in the spring - the allegations were supported by other students.
More than a dozen students spoke in support of Togliatti at the board meeting, describing him as respectful and caring.
The teacher's lawyer says Togliatti will appeal. Attorney John Doll predicts the claims won't hold up in a hearing.