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Austintown board to vote on firing high school teacher

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AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -

The Austintown Board of Education could decide today if it will fire a Fitch High School teacher who is under suspension for allegedly having an improper relationship with a female student.

One item on the school board's agenda is a recommendation to consider a resolution to terminate the contract of John Dietz.

Details of the allegations have not been made public, but superintendent Vince Colaluca tells 21 News that police have been notified.

According to the Code of Professional Conduct from the Ohio Department of Education, educators shall maintain a professional relationship with all students at all times, both in and out of the classroom.

Soliciting, encouraging, engaging or consummating an inappropriate relationship with a student or minor is considered conduct unbecoming of a teacher.

Punishment for violations of the code range from suspension to revocation of a teaching license.

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