The post title says it all.
John Freshwater, the crazy science teacher who was burning crosses into his students’ arms, has been (almost) fired.
Yesterday, the five-member school board voted unanimously to (almost) get rid of him:
The school board of a small central Ohio community voted unanimously Friday to fire a teacher accused of preaching his Christian beliefs despite staff complaints and using a device to burn the image of a cross on students’ arms.
School board members voted 5-0 to fire Mount Vernon Middle School science teacher John Freshwater. Board attorney David Millstone said Freshwater is entitled to a hearing to challenge the dismissal.
He’ll likely appeal. I’d be shocked if he was reinstated.
I’m curious whether any school district would hire him now… only because I worry that some district would.
Even without the cross burning incident, his support of Intelligent Design and Creationism is indication enough that he shouldn’t be teaching Science.
(via Unscrewing the Inscrutable)
[tags]atheist, atheism, Christianity, fundamentalist[/tags]