An attorney for the Pike County School Corporation filed a response earlier this week to a complaint made by former Otwell Elementary School principal Rick Fears.

Fears is seeking a restraining order through U.S. District Court that would prevent the corporation from ending his contract before the June 2014 date originally set in that contract as well as damages to offset his loss of income. The answer from attorney Douglas Hoffman of Bloomington, written on behalf of the school board, denies Fears’ allegations and requests that the plaintiff “take nothing by way of his complaint, for judgment, costs and all other just and proper relief in the premises.”

Fears was fired by the Pike County School Board in September.