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WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) - The head of a central Ohio school district concedes that administrators "fell short" in responding to complaints that a developmentally disabled student was being bullied by school staff.

The couple raising the 14-year-old girl hid a recording device on her to show she was being verbally abused by a teacher and school aide. The Washington Court House Record Herald reports Miami Trace Schools Superintendent Dan Roberts told nearly 100 people at a school board meeting Tuesday that the district acted once it had "verifiable proof."

The secret recordings and investigations that followed have resulted in the aide's resignation, disciplinary action for the teacher and a lawsuit.

Roberts says he knows many people are outraged. He said he feels angry and betrayed, as both a father and educator.

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Information from: Record Herald, http://www.recordherald.com

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