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Limestone County teacher on unpaid suspension

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Limestone County teacher is on unpaid leave for the rest of the week. The school board made the decision Thursday night. Administrators said the suspension is partly because of social media posts.

Limestone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tom Sisk couldn't go into specifics citing privacy laws. Sisk did confirm Andrew George is the first educator to ever go on an unpaid suspension in district history.

George is a teacher at West Limestone High School. WAFF 48 News partner the Athens News-Courier reported George started his three day suspension on Wednesday and the suspension will end on Friday.  

The Athens News-Courier reported the allegations against George included the teacher allowing fifth-grade students to have hands-on contact with his hair and shoulders, letting students ride in his lap, and an inappropriate Facebook post that included a cuss word. George is in a wheelchair.

Dr. Tom Sisk shot down rumors that the misconduct had gone on for a long period of time.  

"There were some recent complaints more than just Facebook posts. Other sites were involved," said Sisk.  "We'll just leave it at that. There's more to it than what I can really disclose."

Calls to George's attorney were not returned. 

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