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Teacher gets 5 days unpaid, no coaching
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Frazee-Vergas School District teacher and head wrestling coach John Barlund has been suspended for his actions.

Barlund was placed on administrative leave Feb. 5 for allegations of employee misconduct.

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Though he won’t release the reason for the suspension quite yet, Superintendent Terry Karger said Friday afternoon that it will be public in the future.

Barlund has been placed on a five-day suspension without pay Feb. 24-28, with his return date to the district as a physical education teacher on March 3.

He has also been suspended from his head wrestling coach position for the remainder of the season.

The Frazee School Board met Tuesday for two hours to discuss the matter.

“They went through all the discussions and parameters were given and direction given to me to move forward,” he said.

Though he couldn’t release details of the incident and why Barlund had been placed on leave, Karger said he will be able to in the future.

“That will be pending any grievance or arbitration processes,” he said.

Follow Pippi Mayfield on Twitter at @PippiMayfield.

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