The Carlisle school board last week voted to change the administrative leave from paid to unpaid for Wilson Middle School science teacher James Redington.
The vote came while school officials still wait on the report from Carlisle Fire & Rescue Fire Chief John Heberlig. Heberlig said he turned over his report to Carlisle Fire Chief Tom Murray and Carlisle Borough Solicitor Keith Brenneman for approval and hasn’t heard back on the report. Murray said all comments about the report must come from Brenneman.
Brenneman did not return calls for comment Tuesday.
The report covers what happened at Wilson Middle School on Nov. 28 when a fire burned five students and sent two more students and Redington to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Of the five students who were burned, two were flown to Johns Hopkins Burn Center.
Redington was put on paid leave two days after the incident, which happened in his science classroom. Preliminary information indicates that the science experiment involved rubbing alcohol and fire, but the final report will describe what happened in the classroom that day.