March 13, 2009 in City

Spokane Valley teacher faces misconduct investigation

By The Spokesman-Review
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A Bowdish Middle School teacher is on paid administrative leave as district officials investigate allegations of misconduct.

Anthony Cucinotti, a sixth grade language arts and history teacher, was placed on leave Thursday, a spokeswoman for the Central Valley School District confirmed today.

“The details of that investigation are not being released,” said Melanie Rose.

Cucinotti has not been arrested and the police have not been contacted, Rose said. Reached by phone this afternoon, Cucinotti said he couldn’t comment.

Principal Dave Bouge sent a letter home to parents and spoke with students today.

“He got these students together and talked with them about why rumors are not a good idea, and please focus on learning because that’s what we’re here to do,” Rose said.

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