Principal Sues Part 1

By: Tara Hettinger
By: Tara Hettinger

A principal and a parent in Butler County are facing off in a lawsuit.

Chad Flener is a teacher, a parent, and a former member of the Site-Based Decision Making Council. This group is made up of the principal, teachers, and parents. Together, they develop policies in the school.

Flener wrote a letter to the Butler County Banner in March causing the principal of Butler County Middle School to file suit.

The principal's lawyer and husband Randall Short says flener made "malicious" and "defamatory" statements in his letter to the editor.

The letter was published on March 29th in the Butler County Banner.

The principal's lawyer sent letters to Flener and to The Banner asking for a retraction.

No retraction was made, so Short's taking it to court.

He's demanding a trial by jury and for the teacher to pay regular and punitive damages.


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