Bay County Teacher Suspended Without Pay After Being Jailed

By: WJHG-TV
By: WJHG-TV

A Bay County teacher has been suspended without pay, after failing to show up to work since January 5th.

Deane Bozeman teacher Thomas Walker was unable to report to class because he's in jail.

District officials say he was arrested for failing to pay child support. Superintendent Bill Husfelt suspended Walker without pay until Wednesday when he made a recommendation to the school board for suspension without pay.

The board unanimously approved.

Walker was an exceptional student education teacher and taught elementary physical education.


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  • by Beulah Location: Kentucky on Jan 21, 2009 at 05:38 PM
    It is heart breaking when good people get slandered by reports such as this without knowing the true facts. These were trumped up charges made by a bitter woman and this child mentioned in these charges will be 22 years old in October. It is my understanding that a 22 year old is considered an adult not a child. When is the court system going to give these good men a break? At what age do we become an adult? How sad that an exceptional teacher as was mentioned in your article can be jailed and made to look bad when this child referred to is almost 22 years old. I hope all those on the board who choose to rush to judgement so soon doesn't have a bitter x to contend with or has children over 25 years old. Exceptional teacher your article stated but he was dismissed without knowing the true facts. HOW SAD!
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