September 15, 2014

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Official hired to fill in for mother who left son in back seat of SUV

BATAVIA — A southwest Ohio school board hired an interim assistant principal for the remainder of the school year to fill in for the woman whose toddler died in the back seat of her SUV last month.

West Clermont School Superintendent Gary Brooks says Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby will continue on indefinite paid leave from her job as Glen Este Middle School assistant principal.

Brooks says no decision was made about her return to the school.

Nesselroad-Slaby has been on paid leave since her 2-year-old daughter died while strapped in her car seat for more than seven hours on a day when outside temperatures reached nearly 100 degrees.

Prosecutors determined that the death was an accident and did not file charges.