Friday, June 20, 2008

Ohio board votes to ax teacher accused of branding

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio school board has voted to fire a science teacher accused of using a device to burn the image of a Christian cross on students' arms.

    The Mount Vernon school board passed a resolution Friday to end the contract of middle school teacher John Freshwater. He can't be fired until after he is given a hearing to challenge the decision.

    The instructor is accused of preaching his Christian beliefs in class and teaching creationism.

    A family says Freshwater burned a cross into a child's arm that remained for three to four weeks. The family has sued the teacher and the school district.
Wait, are we sure this didn't happen in Jefferson? It sounds right up a certain math teacher's alley...

1 comment:

sarah said...

Which teacher? Email me the name...