Le Roy Substitute Teacher Fired For Comment Made On Medical Mystery

February 19, 2012 Updated Feb 19, 2012 at 5:35 PM EDT

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Le Roy Substitute Teacher Fired For Comment Made On Medical Mystery

February 19, 2012 Updated Feb 19, 2012 at 5:35 PM EDT

LeRoy, N.Y. -- ( 13wham.com )The LeRoy Central School District fired a substitute teacher who made an insentitive comment about the current health situation.

More than a dozen students at the Junior/Senior High School have been experiencing uncontrollable tics. Some have not been able to attend school.

In a statement, the district said, "Given the poor judgment shown with respect to the comment, the individual was informed that his services were no longer needed by the District."

Several agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health have gotten involved to try to pinpoint what's causing the tics.