- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) - Two Marion County teachers have been suspended for a class activity that left several students injured.

American Federation of Teachers West Virginia representative Frank Caputo told media outlets that the union plans to file a grievance appealing the suspensions.

The Marion County Board of Education approved the one-day suspensions of North Marion High School teachers April Gilpin and Kristin DeVaul without pay on Monday.

Parents previously told the board that students were tied together during an outdoor team building exercise. They said the activity left students with scraped knees, injured ankles and grass stains on their clothes.

Marion County Schools Superintendent Gary Price recommended the suspensions. He said the teachers had altered the activity, which had been done in the past. He says that caused students’ injuries.

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