POLL: Should Teacher Get Off the Hook for Anti-Gay Remarks?
A Union Township teacher who allegedly made anti-gay remarks is looking to retire on disability rather than face tenure charges.
Jenye "Viki" Knox, the Union Township High School special ed teacher who made waves last year by allegedly posting anti-gay remarks on her Facebook page, is back in the news.
Knox, 50, is reportedly looking to retire on a disability pension rather than face tenure charges.
According to NJ.com:
The tenure charge case was to begin Tuesday [May 15] before a state Administrative Law Judge, but Knox filed a motion earlier this month asking that it be delayed while she seeks a disability pension due to both a back injury and "psychological grounds." She did not elaborate. A judge Wednesday agreed to list the case as inactive for three months.
As reported on Patch last October, Knox was being investigated for comments she allegedly made on Facebook calling homosexuality "perverted." Knox also blasted nearby communities that are perceived as being gay-friendly.
According to mycentraljersey.com, Knox also wrote on Facebook:
“Union is not South Orange/Maplewood where one out of four families consist of two Mommies or daddies. … Why parade your unnatural immoral behaviors before the rest of us? I/we do not have to accept anything, anyone, any behavior or any choices! I do not have to tolerate anything others wish to do.”
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