MOUNT VERNON — As far as the Knox County Court of Common Pleas is concerned, the John Freshwater v. the Mount Vernon City Schools Board of Education appeal is closed. The case has been transferred to federal court.



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3 Responses to “Freshwater case heading to federal court”

  1. Anonymous

    As I sit here thinking about this whole Freshwater case…..geeesh.nnIf by a miracle he would get his job back, theres no respect for him anymore! Parents would not allow him to teach their children, no one would show up for parent/teacher conferences, every little thing that came up, people would say “he did it” (& rightly so.)nWhats wrong with this nut? Is he really that stubborn, or just mental? nnHe has turned the townspeople against him by his own doings. If he had accepted being fired, & just moved on, he would be working somewhere else by now. He would still be respected, would have a paycheck coming in, & life goes on.nnI’ve had him up to my eyeballs! Cant even stand to hear his name anymore. I can only feel sorry for the court systemnwho cant get rid of him. They have serious cases to deal with, many involving children. But here is this nutcase tying up the system!nThere should be some kind of a specially made rocketship or something that launches people like him to the moon. Stuff them all together, let them argue & duke it out all they want. Load up all their complaints, crybaby stories, pity parties & all that…… & SWOOOOSH!!n

  2. Anonymous

    Once yet again the Mount Vernon News has “beat” the big city (Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, etc.) newspapers by posting pdf links to documents, so that the reader has the choice to easily read and become informed.