Judge "Jackass" Jones to blame for crosses burned into students' arms by creationist teacher
A news report in a Columbus, Ohio newspaper says,
A Mount Vernon teacher undermined science instruction in the public school district by discrediting evolution in his classroom and focusing on creationism and intelligent design, a probe has found
Eighth-graders who were taught by John Freshwater frequently had to be re-taught in high school what they were supposed to have learned in Freshwater’s class, according to outside investigators hired by the district.
For 11 years, other teachers in the school district and people in the community complained about Freshwater preaching his Christian beliefs in class and slamming scientific theories, a school administrator told investigators . . .
Freshwater had been told to stop teaching intelligent design and creationism, but he continued, the report found . . .
The report confirms that Freshwater burned crosses onto students’ arms, using an electrostatic device, in December.
The technique that was used to burn the crosses onto students' arms is described in another news article.
It is ironic that this incident happened in Ohio, because in 2006 the Ohio Board of Education, intimidated by lawsuit threats that were based on the Dover decision, decided to repeal an Ohio evolution lesson plan that included the weaknesses of evolution. This Ohio BoE decision is discussed in a group of articles under the post label "Ohio controversy" on this blog.
As ye sow, so shall ye reap.