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August 22, 2013

APNewsBreak: Iowa academy leader got final warning

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After learning of Quinn's remarks in February, the Crime Victim Assistance Division in the Iowa Attorney General's Office removed Quinn from his position as coordinator of the academy's Violence Against Women Act grant. The division also cut the academy's grant funding by $22,000 and made other changes to prevent and respond to any future inappropriate classroom behavior.

Dickey, the attorney, had represented Brady in a disciplinary grievance in which they argued she was being treated unfairly in comparison to Quinn. Brady was suspended for three days last fall after sending an email to Ciechanowski berating him for his lack of action toward Quinn, a communication that Ciechanowski called threatening.

"She gets a suspension. But this guy is making direct and inappropriate remarks by any objective measure, and he doesn't get anything nearly proportional," Dickey said.

DAS rejected Brady's grievance over the suspension, and she withdrew her appeal and a separate grievance over her termination, he said.

DAS spokesman Caleb Hunter said the agency conducted thorough investigations into Quinn and Brady, and Ciechanowski followed its disciplinary recommendations in both cases.

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