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Teacher fired over drowning may be reinstated

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WENATCHEE — A judge has overturned the firing of a Wenatchee High School teacher dismissed after a student drowned during class in the school swimming pool.

The Monday ruling by Chelan County Superior Court Judge Lesley Allan opens the door to Ed Knaggs being reinstated to his job and awarded back pay, his lawyer says.

The Wenatchee School District has 30 days to appeal the ruling.

Allan’s decision reversed an administrative decision terminating Knaggs after the drowning of high school…

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