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Acquitted WKY school administrator fired

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Jerry Walker (right) with his attorney Jerry Walker (right) with his attorney

PADUCAH, KY (WAVE) - Paducah Public Schools has terminated the contract of an assistant principal who was acquitted last year in a 1998 dormitory fire at Murray State University that killed one student and injured several others.

Paperwork ending the contract of Jerry Walker was signed on June 3. School board members approved the move this week.

Walker, who was assistant principal at Paducah Middle School, was acquitted by a jury in July 2012 of manslaughter, arson and other charges related to the blaze.

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