(Akron) - A Firestone High School Music teacher lost his job after reported Facebook posts the school board said were racist and derogatory.

David Spondike posted the comments on his Facebook page after witnessing teenagers urinating near his front yard says Akron city school administrators.

The school board on Monday accepted a referee's 18-page decision that determined the posting last October violated the district's staff conduct and social media policies.

The referee's ruling upholds an earlier decision by school board members to fire Spondike.

The paper reports Spondike did not report to the board meeting and was unable to be reached.

Spondike, who has been on unpaid leave since officials learned of the posting, has said he was within his rights to speak his mind.

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