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ABC 6 INVESTIGATES: Teacher Faces Hearing For Ordering Students To Chop Wood
COLUMBUS -- The fate of a carpentry instructor at Fort Hayes Career Center is now in the hands of Columbus City Schools Hearing Board.
A viewer tipped off ABC 6 Investigators that Joe Rader was using his students to chop firewood during school hours. At times, students were operating axes and dangerous chain saws without any apparent adult supervision.
ABC 6 Investigator also watched as some of the wood was loaded into Rader's pickup truck, and delivered to his home about twenty miles away.
As a result of our investigation, Rader was ordered to have a disciplinary hearing.
Investigator Tom Sussi shows you the extreme measures Rader took to avoid our questions.