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WATCH: Detroit Community In Uproar Over Principal's Suspension

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A Detroit principal was suspended without pay Wednesday for allegedly padding the payroll for teachers at an elementary after school program, reported ABC's WXYZ.

Emergency financial manager Robert Bobb said that Cecilia Muhammad, a 25-year veteran of Detroit Public Schools, overpaid a dozen teachers.

According to WXYZ:

During a six month period, from November of 2009 until May of 2010, Muhammad, who was at the time an assistant principal at the Durfee K-through 8 school, turned in time sheets for three hours of work, when at least a dozen teachers were working only two hours in an after school learning program. The twelve teachers now face disciplinary hearings, but remain on the job.

The move has created controversy for teachers and parents alike, who believe the suspension may be unwarranted.

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Read more about the suspension at WXYZ.