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Teacher suspended after DUI charge

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 MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Bullitt East special education teacher has been suspended without pay.

John Hunt Jr. was placed on suspension effective Monday, April 28, by Bullitt County Public Schools superintendent Keith Davis.

The suspension was due to Hunt’s arrest on Saturday, April 26, for driving under the influence.

According to board attorney Eric Farris, Hunt’s suspension was based on “conduct unbecoming a teacher” as described in the certified teacher code of ethics.

That code includes provisions such as a teacher “shall exemplify behaviors which maintain the dignity and integrity of the profession.”

Farris said that Hunt was scheduled to meet with Bullitt East principal Willie Foster and district Human Resource director Jennifer Wooley on Tuesday to allow him to present his side of the incident.

He is scheduled to appear in Bullitt District Court on May 8. He was released on bond.

After that meeting, the length of the suspension would be determined.

This is not the first time in the past year that Hunt has come under scrutiny.

Last October, Hunt resigned as basketball coach for Bullitt East after being just named to that position earlier in the summer.

Hunt was arrested after his wife filed a complaint for domestic violence. He allegedly was under the influence while taking care of the couple’s children.

Charges were later dismissed.

He returned as a teacher at the school after that incident.