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West Virginia county schools superintendent retiring

February 28, 2019 GMT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A superintendent is retiring from a West Virginia county school district where a teacher and two aides were accused of verbal abuse.

News outlets report the Berkeley County Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting on Friday on the pending retirement of Superintendent Manny Arvon.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed a civil complaint alleging violations of the state’s Human Rights Act in a special education classroom at Berkeley Heights Elementary in November. All three educators have resigned from the school.

A parent says she put a recording device in her daughter’s hair before sending her to school. She says an adult can be heard telling the child that she’s going to punch her in the face and another tells the girl to “shut up.”