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Julie Greenberg changed her complaint Thursday to an invasion of privacy, and Anthony Bronaugh is prohibited from contacting Mrs. Greenberg for a year, except as required for school duties.

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A Toledo Public Schools principal has agreed to avoid contact with a teacher who alleged he sexually harassed her.

Attorneys for Anthony Bronaugh, 38, principal of Robinson Elementary, and a Robinson teacher, Julie Greenberg, 47, filed an agreement Wednesday that dropped a civil stalking protection order Ms. Greenberg filed against Mr. Bronaugh.

In the agreement, Mrs. Greenberg changed her complaint to an invasion of privacy, and Mr. Bronaugh is prohibited from contacting Mrs. Greenberg for a year, except as required for school duties.

The agreement contains no admission of wrongdoing.

The parties were set for a hearing Thursday for a civil protection order filed by Ms. Greenberg on Nov. 16 in Lucas County Common Pleas Court. Attorneys for both sides said their clients wanted to avoid a public hearing.

“She’s satisfied, he’s satisfied,” Mrs. Greenberg’s attorney, Jerome Phillips, said. “I believe that’s what resolving disputes is all about.”

Mrs. Greenberg had alleged Mr. Bronaugh made a series of unwanted sexual advances toward her, despite her protests.

Mr. Bronaugh was placed on paid suspension Nov. 16, and will remain on leave pending a TPS internal investigation, school Superintendent Jerome Pecko said.

The district contracted with the city of Toledo to have city employees conduct the investigation for TPS.

A time line in a memorandum of understanding between the city and school district shows the investigation should be complete soon, though Mr. Pecko said he did not know when a report would be finished. “I’m sure that they are working expeditiously,” Mr. Pecko said.

He said TPS sought an outside agency for the investigation for sake of transparency, because it involves two district employees.

The Toledo Police Department’s sex-crimes unit opened an investigation into Mrs. Greenberg’s complaint. Mr. Bronaugh has not been criminally charged; police Sgt. Joe Heffernan said Thursday he did not know the status of the investigation.

Khary Hanible, Mr. Bronaugh’s attorney, said he didn’t believe charges would be filed.

“I would be surprised,” he said. “I would be shocked.”

Contact Nolan Rosenkrans at: nrosenkrans@theblade.com or 419-724-6086.

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