Teacher to Appeal Urinating in Classroom Firing

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013  |  Updated 7:03 AM EDT
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Teacher to Appeal Urinating in Classroom Firing

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His lawyer says a New Jersey second-grade teacher will appeal his firing for insubordination and inappropriate behavior, including urinating in class.

The Record newspaper reports Ron Tuitt released a statement in which he denied sending students to flush bottles of his urine. He has taught in Paterson's schools since 1996.

State Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf approved removing Tuitt's tenure protection and firing him on April 18.

The state found the teacher once urinated in a classroom trash can, sometimes urinated in a plastic bottle and asked students to take his waste to the boys' bathroom, and let students sit in his motorized wheelchair.

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Tuitt, 56, denied some of the charges and told the state that others were because he was ill and his principal removed some accommodations.

In a statement obtained by the Record, the former teacher denied the urination claims.

"At no time during my almost fourteen years as a teacher in Paterson, did I ever ask a student to carry plastic bottles of urine to flush in the boys’ bathroom," Tuitt said. "I cared deeply about my students and would never have exposed them to such actions."

 


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