Dover Area school board fires teacher facing child porn charges

The Dover Area school board on Monday formally fired an intermediate school music teacher facing a host of child pornography and molestation charges.

With a 6-0 vote, the board terminated Matthew B. Puterbaugh's role at the school.

Puterbaugh, 47, of 1000 Conewago Road in Dover Township, was placed on unpaid leave when allegations that he inappropriately touched a student were made earlier this year.

Charges against Puterbaugh were bound over to the York County courts in July.

"I guess we were waiting for everything to be finalized," board president Terry Emig said after the meeting.

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