A judge has upheld the three-week suspension without pay of a Scottsbluff, Neb., middle school teacher accused of repeatedly sending sexually explicit materials on the school district's eMail system.

Gerald Schmeckpeper was suspended in December for insubordination when he disobeyed repeated requests to stop his eMail practice. The school board upheld the suspension in January.

Schmeckpeper argued that he was told only to use caution when opening eMail. But District


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