TOLEDO, Ohio - A teacher at Start High School who was involved in an altercation with a student has been fired.
WTOL 11 reports that Kenneth Crosley has been fired by Toledo Public Schools after an investigation and a formal disciplinary hearing into the October 12 incident.
Crosley allegedly threatened a student with a baseball bat when she entered his classroom to purchase a homecoming ticket. He pushed her into the hallway and bent the student's fingers back before placing her in a choke hold, according to a police report. No charges were filed in the incident.
Toledo Public Schools chief of staff James Gant released the following statement:
"Following a formal disciplinary hearing, the Board of Education has upheld the recommendation of a hearing officer to terminate a Start High School teacher who was involved in an altercation with a student. The safety of our students remains the top priority of Toledo Public Schools. All allegations of misconduct are investigated and appropriate disciplinary steps could be taken against a student or staff member should the findings dictate that outcome. The district cannot comment further on the administrative decisions in this matter."