The Marion County School Board is investigating the possibility of firing Charles Haseltine, a school district computer technician accused of subjecting two female teachers to sexual harassment.
The two teachers allege that Haseltine subjected them to unwanted hugs and kisses on the cheek and that he tried to massage their shoulders.
This is not the first time that Haseltine has been accused of sexual harassment. In October 2008, he was suspended without pay for ten days after being accused of sexual harassment at another Marion County school. After that incident, he attended an anti-sexual harassment training program.
The county schools superintendent decided to suspend Haseltine for 20 days without pay after the sexual harassment allegations were investigated. The school board is contemplating whether it can override the superintendent’s decision and to possibly fire Haseltine.
Haseltine is scheduled to retire in 2014.