Ohio Teacher Fired After He Burns Cross On Students’ Arms

June 21, 2008

An 8th grade science teacher in Ohio, Josh Freshwater, has been fired after it was realized that he burned or Boston (ChattahBox) – An 8th grade science teacher in Ohio, Josh Freshwater, has been fired after it was realized that he burned or “branded” the cross onto the arms of students.

The school board in Mount Vernon came in with a 5-0 vote to fire the teacher as it was found that he would push his beliefs onto his students.

He refused to remove a bible from the class, and ran a science experiment where he used a Tesla coil, as well as a high-frequency generator to burn the religious symbol, the cross onto their arms.

Reports state that he branded the students last December.

He insists he only made an “X” on their arm, but the marks, which lasted over a month, were said to be the cross.

The parents of one of the students has filed a lawsuit against the teacher and school.

As for Freshwater, he plans to appeal the firing.


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