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Two Wilson Co. Veteran Teachers Suing for Wrongful Termination-Meagan O'Halloran

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LEBANON- We're learning more about the lawsuits stacking up against Wilson County and former embattled School Director Dr. Tim Setterlund. Allegations are surfacing that go much further than his drinking and driving admission. It's causing the county to pay out of pocket.

Under piles of paperwork, Nashville attorney  Mike Clemons is preparing to go after Wilson County's former Director of Schools. Dr. Tim Setterlund. Just weeks ago, Dr, Setterlund admitted to having a beer and driving in his county car. He retired early and is receiving paychecks totaling $78,000 through the end of june. It's a little more than the remaining balance of his $165,000 annual salary. Wilson County School Chairman Don Weathers tells us the settlement was the best for the district.. After Setterlund's departure, the school district is now dealing with  lawsuits .

"This is certainly not the first one and its certainly not going to be the last one we're involved in where an employee sues our system" said Weathers.

Last September, staff supervisors Jill Micco and Bill Moss were both fired and told their positions were being eliminated. Attorney Clemons helped at least one of those veteran teachers get his job back. Bill Moss is back on the job but he's  still suing. Moss was paid $31,924.31 in back-pay.

"They had to pay someone for September, October, November, and December for work that he was ready, willing, and able to do" said Clemons.

Clemons hopes to get Micco's job back too and he wants Wilson County to pay his fees and court costs

Wilson County Schools selected Mary Ann Sparks to step up as interim School Director while the board continues its search for a permanent replacement.

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