MOUNT VERNON — A federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of John Freshwater, eighth-grade science teacher at Mount Vernon Middle School against the Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education, as well as select members of the board, and administrators. Also included in the suit are Thomas and Julia Hurlevi, principals of H.R. on Call, Inc., and unnamed John and Jane Does.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, cites free speech and equal protection violations under the U.S. Constitution. Violations of Ohio Public Policy, religious harassment, retaliation, conspiracy, defamation, and breach of contract are also addressed in the claim filed Tuesday.
Visit www.mountvernonnews.com and read Thursday’s edition of the Mount Vernon News for complete coverage of the lawsuit.