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Gay Student Teacher Gets Job Back

Gay Student Teacher Gets Job Back


Seth Stambaugh, the gay student teacher removed from his position in Oregon last month after he told a student he was gay, will be reinstated.

According to MSNBC, which reported via KGW-TV, Stambaugh will return to his job in the Beaverton School District under an agreement reached between the district and Lewis & Clark College. He was removed from Sexton Mountain Elementary School following a parent complaint and a school district determination that his comments were "inappropriate."

"At the time of the incident, Stambaugh was paired with a teacher in a fourth-grade class at Sexton Mountain," reports KGW-TV. "He was leading a writing lesson when a fourth-grader asked him if he was married. Stambaugh said no. The student then asked why. Stambaugh replied that it would be illegal for him to get married because he would be choosing to marry another man. The student then asked if Stambaugh hanged out with guys and he said yes."

Twenty-two parents of students at the school rallied to the support of Stambaugh, who is expected to make a public statement in a few days. He will return to his job Thursday.

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