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Huntsville Junior High School teacher resigns

The Huntsville Junior High School teacher with a criminal record will not be returning to the school.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2017 1:50 PM
Updated: Nov. 7, 2017 1:50 PM

(Note: This story originally aired in May 2017)
The Huntsville Junior High School teacher with a criminal record will not be returning to the school.
Julian Patterson became a teacher at the school back in February.
In March, WAAY 31 learned he was placed on administrative leave.
He resigned effective May 2, 2017.
WAAY 31 reached out to Patterson's attorney who declined to comment on why Patterson resigned.
Documents we obtained back in March stated Patterson was trying to get charge for domestic violence, harassment and pubic intoxication dropped because of his teaching job.

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The school district told us state records indicated he had passed an "Alabama State Bureau of Investigation and FBI criminal background check."
WAAY 31 is working to find out if Patterson was able to get those charges dropped.
A spokesperson for the school district declined to comment about why Patterson was placed on administrative leave.
School board President Elisa Ferrell about the situation. She declined to comment saying it was a personnel issue.

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