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Postmaster at ETSU fired for opening package

Rex Barber - Assistant News Editor • Nov 30, 2012 at 6:12 AM

East Tennessee State University’s postal services manager was fired Tuesday for earlier this month opening a package addressed to a student.

Harvey Byerley, the postmaster at ETSU’s campus post office, was notified Tuesday by a letter from ETSU Vice President for Finance and Administration David Collins he was terminated effective Dec. 27, though he need not report to work again.

According to documents obtained from the university by the Johnson City Press through an open records request, around Nov. 12 Byerley was notified that two ETSU students had been receiving suspicious express mail packages for a few weeks.

On Nov. 19, a similar package addressed to one of the students arrived at the campus post office.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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