Autistic custodian accused of threats allowed back on campus

A custodian with autism who was fired for threatening students is allowed back on campus.Hundreds of people showed up at a Wantagh board meeting last

WANTAGH - A custodian with autism who was fired for threatening students is allowed back on campus.

Hundreds of people showed up at a Wantagh board meeting last night in support of custodian Mel Turner.

The 45-year-old lost his part-time job in the Wantagh school district after a recording showed him lashing out at students.

Turner says he was bullied by kids off school grounds before he threatened to blow up the school. Turner has since apologized. The school board has decided to let Turner back on school property. He can also attend events, including homecoming.Turner will meet with the board again next Friday, and they'll determine whether or not to give him his job back.To watch more reactions to Turner's firing, click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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