Teacher who pulled boy from pool: District retaliated

www.usatoday.com Published: June 30, 2014
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In what otherwise was a tragic story, David Zauner was hailed as a hero when he jumped into the East Detroit High School pool in his dress clothes and pulled the near-lifeless body of student KeAir Swift from the bottom last autumn, according to The Detroit Free Press.



Now Zauner, a veteran teacher and basketball coach, is suing East Detroit Public Schools and assistant principal and athletic director John Rizzo, saying they retaliated against him because he cooperated with police during an investigation into the Nov. 8 incident.

KeAir, a 14-year-old from Detroit, died in the hospital four days later and criminal charges were brought against a substitute teacher supervising the pool, The Detroit Free Press reports.

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