High school teacher in Liberal fired for sexual misconduct

LIBERAL, Kan. - A teacher who was also a coach at Liberal High School has been fired for accusations of sexual misconduct.

The school board fired the teacher after several incidents involving inappropriately touching female students. Administrators said the teacher had been reprimanded three times over the course of three school years.

The teacher was accused of rubbing a girl's thighs and moving his hand under her spandex while applying a pain relief gel in the 2015-2016 school year. Our news partners at KWCH report another student reported "inappropriate conduct" in 2016, which prompted school leaders to ban the teacher from being alone with students.

Administrators fired the teacher after the third incident, in which a student told them the teacher touched her inappropriately.

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