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Teacher Firing for Prior Felony Upheld (access required)

A teacher hired in 2006 despite her admission to a 1992 felony drug conviction cannot continue her employment with a public school system; the trial court did not err in holding that a Virginia statute that precludes schools from hiring felons made the teacher ineligible to be hired. Virginia Code § 22.1-296.1(A) is not ambiguous. The ...

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