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Greenon tables vote on suspending teacher accused of sex misconduct


Update @ 8:45 p.m.: The Greenon Local School Board tabled a decision on whether to suspend an Indian Valley second-grade teacher accused of sexual misconduct with a student after a 90-minute executive session Tuesday night.

The situation involving Larry Yowler is tough, Greenon Board of Education President Dennis Henry said at the emergency meeting.

“It’s a difficult issue to deal with, believe me, and we appreciate your support, appreciate your concern,” he said. “We are greatly concerned about doing this correctly.”

The board will decide on the matter at a later date, Henry said.

Many Yowler supporters showed up to the emergency meeting. None were willing to talk on the record but many said he’s a good teacher and they don’t believe the accusations.

FIRST POST: Greenon Local Schools board members will hold an emergency meeting tonight to discuss placing an Indian Valley second-grade teacher accused of sexual misconduct with a student on unpaid suspension, effective immediately.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. today at the Indian Valley Media Center. Board members are expected to discuss a resolution placing teacher Larry Yowler on unpaid suspension and to “initiate termination proceedings regarding Larry Yowler’s employment with the district…”

A protection order request filed with the Clark County Common Pleas Court alleges Yowler touched a student’s private area and forced her to sit on his lap during reading time.

RELATED: Greenon teacher accused of sex misconduct a 20-year district employee

A hearing to review the protection order request is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in Clark County Common Pleas Court.

Samuel Petroff, Yowler’s attorney, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

The Greenon Local School District placed Yowler on paid leave last month until the protection order request hearing was resolved, according to a statement from the district. His leave has been continued because the hearing, originally scheduled for last week, had been postponed until this week, a district spokeswoman said.

Yowler has worked for the district for almost 20 years, according to his personnel file. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the claims and no charges have been filed.

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