- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) - A northern Kentucky gym teacher has been fired after he was indicted for felony sex abuse of a girl under 12 years old.

Eric Herald was fired from Newport Intermediate School on Friday.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports (https://cin.ci/1xE4BJI ) Herald had previously been accused of “conduct unbecoming” at a Boone County middle school. A Boone County school district spokeswoman says Herald was accused during a disciplinary hearing of cutting children’s hair. He resigned after the hearing.

Herald, 51, was a physical education teacher at Newport Intermediate School, hired in November 2013. He had been a substitute teacher for Newport Independent Schools since 2011.

School officials say Herald was removed from school immediately after police notified them of the allegations and was fired after the superintendent was notified of the indictment.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, https://www.nky.com

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