Sweet Jesus! Ohio Teacher Brands CROSS on Students' Arms!
The bitter irony of this story is that it is plucked straight from Harry Potter. Remember when Delores Umbridge made Harry Potter write, "I will not tell lies" with a quill that cut into his skin? Call me a crazy Catholic, but I'm guessing this teacher has vowed to never read Harry Potter because it's Satan's work! This man, who teaches children, burned crosses into his students' arms. Forget the fact he's a science teacher teaching creationism. That's Ohio for you. Basically a lost cause south of Canton. Well, maybe that's a little harsh. But parts of the state are very conservative. Very very very very conservative. Mapplethorpe ring a bell? Bueller? Bueller?
This teacher can't be fired until a hearing? Maybe dump him head first in his namesake and hold him there for a while a la the Salem Witch Trials. Dude, go to work in a Christian school already. Oh, what's wrong? Doesn't pay enough? Not good enough benefits? At least the nuns just whacked us on the knuckles....
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. Read the Yahoo article HERE.