At a special meeting of the Branford Board of Education last night, the BOE voted unanimously to fire freshman high school teacher Carolyn Lippolis according to the New Haven Register.
Lippolis was accused of allegedly showing a knife in the classroom last January.
Following the incident, Lippolis, who was not named at the time, was placed on administrative leave. Superintendent Hamlet Hernandez said in an intial press release: “…Preliminary information is that the teacher displayed a knife in class. It appears that the teacher’s conduct was intended as a joke.”
Shortly after the incident occurred, Branford Police launched an investigation. In April, the warrant for the teacher’s arrest was denied.
The Register reported that “dozens” of people came out to support Lippolis at last night’s meeting, but ultimately she was let go.
The Board of Edcuation has their regular meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the Francis Walsh Intermediate School faculty lounge. Click here for meeting agenda.