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Four members of Willmar School District technology staff fired, one on administrative leave

WILLMAR -- Five people have been removed from the Willmar School District's technology staff after an investigation in alleged misconduct and violation of school rules.

The district staff was notified Thursday in an email sent to all employees.

Four people were terminated: Steven Giroux, Jamie Cluka, Adam Tucker and Emily Miller. Eugene Lubbers is on paid administrative leave "pending the exhaustion of his rights under the Veterans Preference Act."

The district's website lists nine members of the technology team. To ensure continuity of service while the department is depleted, the district will work with Bennett Office Technologies and other local companies, Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard said.

Kjergaard said the investigation did not reveal any security issues with regard to students.

Watch for more information in the Saturday West Central Tribune.

Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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