Teacher dismissed after illness questioned
By: The Associated Press
The Messenger 04.30.08
KNOXVILLE (AP) — A private school in Knoxville has dismissed a math teacher amid an investigation into whether her claim of having cancer is truthful.
In a letter to parents, Webb School President Scott Hutchinson wrote that Suzy Bass no longer taught at the school after her illness claim came into question.
Hutchinson said Bass had misrepresented herself in other ways and that the school will look into the illness claim this week.
The school official said Bass was hired last summer after receiving good references from Pellissippi State Technical Community College, where she previously worked.
An attempt to reach Bass Monday for comment found no listed telephone number for her.
Information from: The Knox-ville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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