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School Board OKs Teacher Settlement Over Video

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GOODRICH, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan school district has approved a settlement with a teacher over a video that shows a student stuck in a classroom chair.

Goodrich Area Schools initially said it wanted to fire Nicole McVey.

But on Thursday evening, the school board voted 6-0 to approve a deal that calls for the district to withdraw its efforts to fire McVey and suspend her for a year.

In a letter to the boys' parents, McVey writes she's "truly sorry" for making a "very bad series of choices."

The video was recorded in November at Oaktree Elementary School and released to a TV station in February. Patrick Greenfelder, a lawyer for the boy's family, says McVey taunted the fifth-grader, who has Asperger's syndrome.

She had been fighting the district's attempts to fire her.

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