Teacher fired for 'inappropriate relationship with student

A Catawba County Schools middle school teacher was fired Thursday for an "inappropriate" relationship with a high school student.

Catawba County Schools Board of Education voted Thursday to terminate Mill Creek Middle School teacher Charles "Chuck" Settlemyre for six stated reasons, according to CCS Superintendent Glenn Barger. All of those reasons were related to "inappropriate conversation and contact with a student," he said. The contact occurred during the spring semester of the 2010 school year, he said.

"We have dismissed him and we will make a recommendation to the state for the revocation of his teacher certification," Barger said. "It is up to (the state) whether they do that. The school board attorney will be submitting the information that we have, with the action the board took today."