New Jersey Teacher Accused of Bullying Autistic Student Put on Leave

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Monday, April 30, 2012

A teacher accused of bullying an autistic student was placed on paid leave Friday.

Lawyers for special education teacher Kelly Altenburg say she wasn’t in the room when the abusive remarks were made, and she does not condone the comments. A school district investigation also confirmed Altenburg wasn’t there. But Cherry Hill Superintendent Maureen Reusche said she put Altenburg on leave to minimize the “disruption to our schools.”

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