OH Teacher, Scared of Kids, Sues District

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    A former high school teacher is suing an Ohio school district, accusing them of discriminating against a very rare fear that she has.

    FOX News Radio’s Chris Hoenig has the story:

    Audio clip:

    Maria Waltherr-Willard retired after 35 years teaching high school foreign languages, forced, she says, by the extreme anxiety of being moved to Mariemont, Ohio’s junior high. ¬†Waltherr-Willard is pedophobic – she’s scared of little children.

    The district says there just wasn’t a position for her at the high school anymore, but Waltherr-Willard says they’re violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. ¬†Former teacher Carolyn Lunt doesn’t buy the diagnosis.

    (Lunt) “I cannot see that there would be that much difference between high school and middle school, having taught all ages.”

    Waltherr-Willard says she had a deal with the district to stay in the high school after a move to an elementary school triggered her anxiety in 1997.

    Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.

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