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    Tuesday, March 05, 2024

    State official put on leave after Facebook posts

    Windsor Locks (AP) — A Connecticut school superintendent has been placed on leave and officials are considering whether to fire him over comments he posted on Facebook.

    The Windsor Locks Board of Education took the action Thursday against Superintendent David Telesca, who's been on the job for only a month.

    Telesca admits a lapse of judgment, but calls the board's decision an overreaction and a violation of his contract.

    The Hartford Courant reports Telesca wrote on Facebook that his first day on the $150,000-a-year job involved "counseling an administrator to retire or face termination," and ended the comment with a smiley face.

    He also wrote that he slept until 10 a.m. on his first day, and it would be "the best job ever" if that happened every day.

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