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Band director in wealthy town accused of bullying kids

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Posted: Jul 25, 2015 9:29 AM EDTUpdated: Jul 25, 2015 9:29 AM EDT

By DAVE COLLINS
Associated Press

The high school band director in one of Connecticut's wealthiest towns is fighting to keep his job amid allegations by parents that he bullied one student and humiliated another when their actions upset him.

John Yoon has been the band director at Greenwich High School for 23 years. Many parents and former students call his teaching style tough but caring.

Yoon was suspended and put on paid leave in April after parents of two students complained about the way he treated their children. A neutral arbitrator is now holding hearings and will recommend to the local school board whether Yoon should lose his job.

School administrators say Yoon is no longer fit to continue his employment. Yoon says officials are exaggerating their case against him and he imposed fair discipline on the students.

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