October 25, 2010
Teacher drops religious discrimination lawsuit
It’s not often that a middle school teacher has a Wikipedia page. But it’s also not often that a teacher performs an experiment with Tesla coils that allegedly leaves a burn in the style of a cross on a students forearm. So was the case with John Freshwater, whom an Ohio school district tried to fire for posting copies of the 10 Commandments in his classroom, refusing to remove a personal Bible from his desk and keeping a box of Bibles in the back of class for use by a student organization.
Unless Freshwater was preaching during class, everything except for the Tesla coils seem pretty innocuous. That may explain why Freshwater had sued. But last week he dropped his lawsuit.
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