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Vt. teacher fired over email use reinstated

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DANVILLE, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont high school social studies teacher fired in 2012 for violating the school's email policy has won his job back.

The Caledonian Record reports an arbitrator decided in favor of David Warren of Danville High School on Jan. 26, finding school officials' claims insufficient.

Warren used email to correspond with members of a band he played in. He was warned not to use school email for personal gain.

In 2012, Warren's school email was used during the purchase of a gun from an online broker. Warren said his account with the broker had been established long before; he didn't realize the account was still using his school email address.

Other school personnel testified they used their school email for personal purchases and weren't aware that violated school policy.

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