Two more Manatee school district employees suspended in Frazier investigation

Two more school district employees suspended in Frazier investigation

eearl@bradenton.comAugust 15, 2013 

MANATEE-- Two more administrators in the Manatee County School District have been suspended with pay in the investigation of Manatee High School assistant football coach Rod Frazier.

Palmetto High School assistant principal Greg Faller and Southeast High assistant principal Matt Kane, formerly an assistant principal at Manatee High School, were put on paid administrative leave Thursday.

"At the conclusion of the investigation, if disciplinary action is warranted, I will bring that before the School Board of Manatee County," Mills said in a statement issued at 1:35 p.m. Thursday.

Faller and Kane have been put on leave through a district investigation led by Troy Pumphrey, the new investigator in the office of professional standards.

The State Attorney's Office last month charged Frazier, who worked at Manatee High School as a parent liaison, with seven counts of misdemeanor battery and three counts of school interference, also misdemeanors, for what prosecutors say was improper contact with students and staff. He has denied the charges.

No one else has been charged in this case.

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