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Teachers fired for reporting abuse, lawsuit claims


Two teachers, including a former teacher of the year, are suing the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami claiming they were fired for reporting suspected sex abuse involving the principal and a seventh grade girl, ABC News reports. Chanell Morello and Lynn Hoffman immediately contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Miami Archdiocese after the student made Morello aware of an incident allegedly involving St. Anthony Catholic School principal Norma Kramer. The principal lifted the student’s skirt, “exposing her bare buttocks and genital area to a school employee and another student,” according to the complaint. The suit is in contrast with the turmoil at Penn State University where two officials face criminal charges and football coach Joe Paterno has resigned for not reporting suspected acts of sex abuse against boys. The university president will also be ousted, sources told ABC News…

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