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Ohio Supreme Court won't reconsider decision for teacher fired over display of religious items
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:45 AM EST
The Ohio Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision upholding the dismissal of a public school science instructor who refused to remove religious materials from his classroom.
Freshwater's attorneys argued the court wrongly interpreted his attempts to deal with what they called vague requests from administrators with flat-out insubordination.
Attorney Rita Dunaway says they're disappointed and considering their legal options.
Three justices dissented Wednesday, saying the case could be a basis for districts to fire teachers for insignificant reasons. Their opinion says evidence against Freshwater wasn't sufficient to establish insubordination.