Fired Berks Co. teacher denies school riot

October 24, 2012 7:15:42 AM PDT
The fired director of a Berks County school is denying that he paid students to start a riot.

Andre Bean was fired from his job at Delaware Valley High School in Reading back in September.

The school is a place for children with behavioral problems.

Attorneys for the company that runs the school filed a lawsuit, claiming Bean and other ex-staffers helped organize a riot at the school, in retaliation for the firings.

Bean denies the accusation in a filed court response saying the claims are ridiculous and defamatory.

Two Reading police officers were hurt during the riot.