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A Toledo Public School substitute teacher who was accused of recently inappropriately touching an elementary student is facing accusations of another incident.
Anthony Peterman's personnel file reveals at least four unsatisfactory substitute reports. One report back in October details a student at Woodward High School who says Peterman dropped a pencil on her stomach while she was sleeping and picked it up off her body. The report also said another student observed him trying to drop the pencil between the student's legs. Additionally, he also allegedly made comments about her dancing.
TPS is adding this onto the investigation against Peterman.
"In incidents like this, we take this very seriously and it's immediate action. When issues such as this are reported, it is literally: everybody stops what they're doing immediately and it gets taken care of," said Cheryl Spieldenner with TPS.
That is exactly what TPS officials say happened with the allegations at Arlington Elementary School. Officials received word from a student that Peterman cornered her, and stuck two fingers down her pants.
Peterman was immediately escorted off the property and suspended from the substitute system pending investigation. Children Services Board was then notified and the Toledo Police Department was alerted.
District officials say the allegations at Woodward were accidentally placed directly into his personnel file, instead of landing on the desk of human resources, which would have triggered an investigation.
"We are going to continue to review our staff and are building on what should be done, because so many things are coming up and happening in the news, and we just want to make sure that our children are safe," said Spieldenner.
According to district officials, substitutes must undergo a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Criminal Investigation background check before employment. They say Peterman's background checks came up clean, but they will continue to comb through applicants past with much more scrutiny.
Toledo News Now dug deeper and uncovered several complaints previously issued against Anthony Peterman. A slideshow of this exclusive content is available here.