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Superintendent resigns in web surfing controversy

The superintendent of Westfall Local Schools in Pickaway County, Ohio, has resigned after admitting to misusing his school computer, reports WBNS 10TV. The school board voted unanimously at a special meeting March 21 to accept Randy Cotner’s resignation. An investigation found Cotner used his district-issued computer to visit inappropriate web sites at least 57 times in the past two years. Three of the visits were to an online store selling lingerie and sex toys, and one site was a sexually explicit adult pornographic site. At the special meeting, some parents supported Cotner, saying the controversy was blown out of proportion and did not give Cotner a chance at redeeming his record. But parents like Cynthia Sheets said the controversy was about holding school officials accountable. "I don’t care what you do at home behind closed doors in your down time," Sheets told 10TV News. "Don’t do it at school in the business office, and frankly on my dime."

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