Court sides with teacher fired for sex with 18-year-old

LEBANON, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld a decision that would allow a teacher fired for having sex with an 18-year-old on her graduation night to return to teaching.

The Lebanon Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2f4FS19 ) the court ruled against the Cornwall-Lebanon School District, which fired social studies teacher Luke "Todd" Scipioni in 2014 after learning details of the sexual relationship that occurred a decade earlier.

An arbitrator said there was no accusation of a sexual relationship prior to the student's graduation and Scipioni was not culpable for any relationship that occurred after that.

The arbitrator said Scipioni should be reinstated after a one-year suspension for not being truthful. A lower court reversed the arbitrator but was overruled by an appeals court. The supreme court upheld the appeals court's decision.

Must Read

The Latest: Portland rally gets go-ahead

May 31, 2017

The US General Services Administration says it will not revoke the permit for Sunday's pro-Donald Trump free speech rally in downtown Portland

Warthog attack plane finds new life in Trump administration

May 27, 2017

Once marked for retirement by Obama's Pentagon, Warthog attack plane finds new life in Trump administration

The Latest: CIA chief arrives in Turkey to discuss IS

Feb 9, 2017

A Turkish official says CIA chief Mike Pompeo has arrived in Turkey to discuss the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq

People also read these

The Latest: Portland rally gets go-ahead

May 31, 2017

The US General Services Administration says it will not revoke the permit for Sunday's pro-Donald Trump free speech rally in downtown Portland

Warthog attack plane finds new life in Trump administration

May 27, 2017

Once marked for retirement by Obama's Pentagon, Warthog attack plane finds new life in Trump administration

The Latest: CIA chief arrives in Turkey to discuss IS

Feb 9, 2017

A Turkish official says CIA chief Mike Pompeo has arrived in Turkey to discuss the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq