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Published September 30, 2010, 08:03 AM

Paraprofessional pulled from Rassier classroom

COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — A paraprofessional is no longer stationed in the classroom of a teacher whose property was searched in the Jacob Wetterling case.

COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — A paraprofessional is no longer stationed in the classroom of a teacher whose property was searched in the Jacob Wetterling case.

The teacher, Daniel Rassier (RASS'-ear), says St. Boniface elementary school principal Sister Sharon Waldoch (WALL'-dock) called him early Wednesday and told him the news.

Rassier says he was given no reason for the decision. But it comes a day after the Stearns County sheriff said items taken from the Rassier farm this summer yielded no new evidence in the case.

Waldoch didn't return a phone message from The Associated Press.

Rassier lives near the site of Jacob's 1989 abduction, which hasn't been solved. The case got renewed attention this summer when authorities began digging at the property.

After Rassier was called a person of interest, Waldoch hired a paraprofessional to accompany him, citing concern from parents. Rassier says he had nothing to do with Jacob's abduction.

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