BRADENTON — An administrative law judge has ruled the Manatee County School District had just cause to fire Gregg Faller, a former Manatee High School assistant principal.
The case is now considered closed.
Superintendent Rick Mills recommended Faller be fired over his failure to report Manatee High staffer Rod Frazier for suspicions of child abuse.
In a criminal trial in June, Faller was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of failing to report suspicions of child abuse by Frazier, a former assistant football coach and a parent liaison at the high school.
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But Judge Peter Dubensky acquitted Faller of a felony charge of failing to report, and acquitted former assistant principal Matthew Kane of both charges.
Former Manatee High School principal Robert Gagnon was also cleared of both criminal charges. An administrative law judge ruled in favor of Gagnon and he was recently awarded back pay from the district.
Kane’s administrative hearing is still awaiting a conclusion.