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Gil Voigt
Gil Voigt.
(Screen capture from YouTube video)
Gil Voigt is alleged to have told an African-American student at Fairfield Freshman School, who had professed his desire to follow Barack Obama as president, that "we do not need another black president."

Teacher who made racist comment suggests he's the victim.



By Michael D. Clark
The Fairfield teacher accused of slurring an African -American student lost his job Thursday in the wake of a labor hearing that concluded with that recommendation.

Freshman science teacher Gil Voigt has been on unpaid leave since December.

After the Fairfield Board of Education received a state referee's decision that "there is good and just cause to terminate the teaching contract," the board voted 4-0 Thursday evening, with one board member absent, to end his employment with the Butler County school system.

Voigt has declined to comment but told The Enquirer on Friday he plans to appeal the referee's ruling with the Butler County Court of Appeals.

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