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Colorado couple fired for alleging sexual misconduct

A husband and wife in Colorado have said they were wrongfully fired from the school where they worked after the couple made allegations of sexual misconduct. The misconduct allegedly occurred between another female teacher and a 15-year-old male student. The couple has since filed a wrongful termination complaint.

According to reports, the school where the couple worked is affiliated with a Baptist church, which houses the school. The husband and wife, who are a volunteer coach and a math teacher, respectively, say they approached the pastor of the church and the superintendent of the school to report the alleged sexual misconduct. The former teachers say they were instructed not to speak anymore of the allegations.

Doing what they believed was right, the couple took their claims to the police. After this happened, the husband and wife were fired from their jobs. Additionally, the couple sent emails to all of the parents of the children who were enrolled in the school, indicating that sexual misconduct had occurred on the staff level. Confusion apparently arose from the emails, as they said that the math teacher would no longer be working at the school. Parents mistakenly assumed that that she was the individual alleged to have committed the misconduct.

A grand jury has since indicted the initially accused woman, who is now charged with sexual assault of a minor by a person in a position of trust. The pastor, the principle and the superintendent of the school are also facing charges for failure to report. The husband and wife who originally made the sexual allegations are suing the church in question for wrongful termination, slander and libel.

Source: kktv.com, "Wrongful Termination Suit Connected To Teacher Sex Scandal," Karen Morfitt Nov. 18, 2011

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