Federal Civil Suit Filed Against Little Butte Elementary School Teacher

, Posted: Tue, December 4 2012 at 8:00 AM, Updated: Tue, December 4 2012 at 8:06 AM

A federal civil suit has been filed against a former teacher and councilor at Little Butte Elementary school in Eagle Point.

Filed on Monday in a U.S. District Court, the suit alleges that teacher Joel Heller repeatedly molested two young girls in his classroom during the fall of 2011.

The suit also alleges that school administrators failed to protect the girls from the abuse.

Lawyers for the two girls claim the abuse happened during recess hours as well as during class time.
   
Heller is currently not working for the school and it is unclear whether he was fired or resigned.

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