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Wa-Nee teacher fired for possible inappropriate conduct

NorthWood Spanish teacher Brooke Wilson was fired on Oct. 14 following allegations of inappropriate conduct with a student.
Posted on Oct. 15, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Oct. 15, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

NAPPANEE — Allegations pointing to inappropriate conduct with a student led Wa-Nee Schools to fire Brooke Wilson, NorthWood High School Spanish teacher, on Oct. 14.

Joe Sabo, superintendent of Wa-Nee Schools, said in a press release Tuesday morning, Oct. 15, that Wilson was suspended on Sept. 25 after the school corporation learned of Wilson's possible inappropriate conduct with a male high school student. Wilson was prohibited from interacting with students or being on school grounds.

The school board voted to cancel Wilson's teaching contract on Oct. 14 during a regular meeting. Wilson was first hired to teach at NorthWood in 2012.

Sabo also said in the release that the school is working with the student involved, parents, and other officials.

“From the beginning, our focus is the best interests of our students,” Sabo said in the release. “We believe that our course of action was fair, reasonable, and appropriate.”

Sabo also noted that the school won't be giving any further information on the situation because it does not want to interfere with any possible criminal investigations.

Wilson's husband, Brant Wilson, who is an assistant football coach at Goshen High School, declined to comment on the situation on Tuesday.

According to the Indiana Department of Education, Brooke Wilson does have an Indiana teacher's license, valid through 2014.

The full press release sent to local media by Wa-Nee Schools on Tuesday, Oct. 15, is attached below.

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