Pharyngula links today to a very able summary of all the John Freshwater business. John Freshwater, in case you don’t recall, is the lovable middle school science teacher who posts the Ten Commandments in his classroom, teaches creationism, and, at least once, burned a cross into a student’s forearm.
Read the summary, if only for one thing: you get to see a picture of the cross-shaped burn mark. I had envisioned a little thing, but this is the whole length of the students’ forearm! You’ll also learn of a shrill religious right organization that is largely responsible for the movement to support Mr. Freshwater.
In any case, Mr. Freshwater is scheduled to be fired on July 7, unless he asks for a hearing. Great news, although by all accounts it was eleven years too late.