Teacher's aide fired after killing girl in 1965

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By: Moses Gold 

(Scroll down for video) After a school discovered that a teacher’s aide was once part of a vicious murder, she was immediately fired, according to reports.

The teacher's aide was sacked from an Iowa school on Tuesday, after school officials recently learned that she was the member of a family of Indianapolis, who tortured and killed a girl in the basement of their home in 1965.

Paula Pace had worked for the school district BCLUW, which is based in the central city of Conrad, since 1998. She was a teacher's aide in the school district.

Superintendent Ben Petty said that the school board fired Pace for providing false information on her application. Petty said he could not comment further on the case. The board made the decision after meeting in a special session to discuss the matter.

The district was notified by Grundy County Sheriff Rick Penning, who said his office received an anonymous phone call last Wednesday, informing him that Pace was Paula Baniszewski, formerly of Indianapolis, who had been convicted of manslaughter for her involvement in the torture and murder of 16-year-old Sylvia Likens in 1965.