Union Teacher Slams Maplewood, South Orange
Comments made by Viki Knox, Union High School teacher, on Facebook have prompted an investigation by the Union Township school district.
Earlier today, a big news item broke in the town just south of South Orange and Maplewood: Union High School teacher Viki Knox was being investigated for comments she allegedly made on Facebook calling homosexuality "perverted."
The Union Township school district is now investigating Knox after a parent contacted an attorney who in turn contacted the district. Steven Goldstein, the chair of Garden State Equality, issued a statement asking that the comments be investigated, saying in part:
This situation, at least as it stands now, does not present a violation of [the new anti-bullying] law. But this situation also calls for the school to look at the big picture as to the appropriateness of having Ms. Knox — if she did write these posts — teach our youth.
Knox has also been credited with making this comment that may turn local heads. 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.”
Knox's Facebook page has since been taken down.
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