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Teacher seeks protection from principal

Enon educator had sued Greenon schools previously.

A Greenon High School teacher who previously has sued the district now has filed a restraining order against one of the district’s principals.

According to court documents obtained by the Springfield News-Sun, Shawn Brickles, 41, filed for a restraining order for “civil stalking protection” against Mike Weaver, principal at Enon Elementary and curriculum director for the Steering Committee at Greenon High School.

In the request, Brickles claims Weaver made verbal threats of physical harm toward him in a meeting of the committee on Wednesday. The threats were allegedly made after Weaver reportedly overheard a conversation Brickles was having with other teachers about adopting foreign children as a way to make money. Brickles said in the court documents that it was a joke, but Weaver allegedly said, “I think I will bash your face in,” after hearing the remarks.

Brickles filed for the order with the Clark County Common Pleas Court the same afternoon the comments were made, stating he was afraid to go to work the next day because of possible retaliation and ongoing stress spurred by the incident. He also indicated he was worried about his health due to the stress.

In a court hearing Thursday, the judge denied Brickles’ initial request for a restraining order, but scheduled a final hearing on the case for Oct. 30.

The district is aware of the incident, but Megan Anthony, spokeswoman for the district, said she could not comment on the case. She also did not indicate if either Brickles or Weaver had returned to work after the incident.

Brickles is a special education teacher at the high school, according to the district’s website.

This is the second time he has sought legal action against a Greenon employee. In 2011, he filed a civil lawsuit against the district seeking unspecified damages on claims of defamation, civil conspiracy, breach of contract and fraud.

The lawsuit stemmed from a two-day period in 2009 when Brickles was suspended for what administrators called “inappropriate, unacceptable and unprofessional behavior,” during a verbal argument between Brickles and another district employee. That suit was dismissed with prejudice last year, according to court records.

Brickles did not return calls seeking comment Friday.

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