09/19/2012 09:34 EDT | Updated 11/19/2012 05:12 EST

Edmonton teacher fired for handing out zeros snapped up by private school

EDMONTON - An Edmonton teacher fired for handing out zeros to students who failed to hand in assignments has found a new job.

The Edmonton Public School Board released Lynden Dorval last week from his position as a physics teacher at Ross Sheppard High School.

Dorval has now accepted a part-time position at Tempo School, a provincially accredited private facility in Edmonton.

He got into trouble at Ross Sheppard for giving zeros for work that wasn't handed in, or tests not taken.

Peter Mitchell, Tempo's headmaster, says Dorval is free to hand out zeros, but he doubts any students will fail to hand in assignments.

Dorval will start his new job on Oct. 16, but he still plans to appeal his firing. (Metro Edmonton)