But the gist of it is that a teacher at a high school (Schandra Tompkinsel Rodriguez) responded to a student’s claim that Haiti had a pact with Satan and that’s why God sent them the earthquake by admitting she was an atheist.
One student said something about her needing holy water, and lo and behold, two Christian teachers (Leslie Rainer and Djuna Robinson) showed up, grabbed some holy water from out of nowhere, and sprayed her with it. Even though some say they never sprayed it. Nevertheless, the two Christian teachers have been reassigned.
“There was never anything sprayed or sprinkled on anyone or anything, absolutely nothing,” [Robinson’s lawyer, Johnny L.] McCray [Jr.] explained. “This is a total fabrication being made against good teachers.”
He continued: “What did take place was done in front of a classroom full of students. I have interviewed a number of them, and they all say there was only a friendly discussion, no water. My client made a joking comment and held up a bottle of perfume from the doorway, and that was it. There are other issues that have motivated this complaint, which have nothing to do with any misconduct, and those facts will come out.”
McCray said that after the brief encounter ended, Rodriguez ate lunch with Rainer and Robinson, and there was never any further discussion about it until they were surprised with the April 12 notices from the school district.
So two teachers got fired for… nothing? A joke among friends? If it were true, how the hell did “Holy Water” end up in a public high school, anyway? And who cares if they did spray her with it? — “holy water” is no different from any other water. And why is the only picture of the two Christians together one in which they both look pissed off?
No one is talking to the media, including Rodriguez.
Which leads to the most useless news story you’ve ever seen.
If someone can tell me what I’m missing from this story, I would appreciate it.