Friday, August 06, 2010

EPSB Suspends Orazen's License

This from H-L:
The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board has released an order temporarily suspending the license of a former Nicholas County principal who was acquitted of charges that he assaulted a student in February 2009.

Joseph F. Orazen was Nicholas County High School's principal when he was accused of slamming student Dusty Green, then 15, to the ground. During Orazen's trial in December, defense attorneys said the boy was cursing and yelling at the principal. After 20 minutes of deliberations, a Nicholas County jury found Orazen not guilty of fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor.
KSN&C Backstory:

Kentucky School News and Commentary: Principal Charged With ...
Feb 09, 2009
Nicholas County High School Principal Joe Orazen is accused of throwing a student to the ground, after an argument over a cell phone. The altercation with 15-year old Dusty Green was caught on school surveillance cameras. ...

Kentucky School News and Commentary: Orazen's Temperament
Feb 09, 2009
WLEX 18 has learned more about the Nicholas County principal who was captured on surveillance video in a physical confrontation with a students. Joe Orazen was arrested last Wednesday and charged with assaulting student Dusty Green, ...
Feb 20, 2009
Nicholas County school spokesman Hank Bond declined to answer any questions in relation to Joseph Orazen after the school released a statement Wednesday afternoon that said the district will make no other comment or answer any questions ...

Orazen pleads not guilty to assault charge
Mar 05, 2009
It is not a hard to see how Orazen could have felt a direct challenge to his authority; a serious concern for a principal. But was he really threatened? At present, that argument hasn't been supported but may take shape in court on ...
Arguments heard in former Nicholas principal's assault trial
Dec 18, 2009
Did former Nicholas County Principal Joe Orazen use his knee to break the fall of Dusty Green, thus protecting him? Or did he deliver a threatened bodyslam just out of view of students in the school's lobby (but within view of the ...

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