Updated Thu, May 16, 2013 8:19 am
A Wood County teacher who put a box labeled "bad kid fort" around a special-needs student will return to the classroom in the fall.
The county Board of Education unanimously voted this week to rehire Amanda Terrell. The move reverses a March decision to not renew Terrell's contract.
The board had suspended the Parkersburg High School teacher for five days without pay earlier this year.
Beth Dean and Jeff Richards have said a teacher put a cardboard box around their 15-year-old son's seat because of his behavior in the classroom. The teen has Asperger's syndrome.
Board member Tad Wilson tells the Parkersburg News and Sentinel that Terrell should be given another chance. He says she was endorsed by the school's administration and a teachers' union.