Two Wood County Schools Employees facing disciplinary action
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Two Wood County School employees are facing disciplinary actions following two separate investigations.
The Wood County Board of Education met in a special executive session this afternoon to discuss the status of the two employees.
Ryan Gaston, a former special education aide at Martin Elementary, was terminated.
He was arrested for battery and assault of a disabled student in his class back on March 7th.
Nathan Cunningham, an Emerson Elementary P.E. teacher, was placed on unpaid suspension.
He was arrested back on March 29th on a felony count of sexual abuse by a parent in a position of trust to a child under the age of 14.
Cunningham was previously suspended with pay in late March.
Gaston has posted his bond of $25,000 and is to have zero contact with students under the age of 18.
We will have more information as it becomes available.
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