Browsing Archive: April, 2010

Zach Dennis Lied Under Oath, fellow students say

Posted by Levi Stickle on Friday, April 30, 2010, In : Teacher John Freshwater 

Over the last two days of hearings in the John Freshwater case, ten students that were in Zach Dennis's 8th grade science class (2007-08) have said that Zach Dennis lied about several things under oath. When asked if Dennis's statement that, Freshwater had held down his arm during the Tesla Coil experiment, was true the students all said that Dennis was lying.

Other statements the students said Dennis would be lying (or said they didn't remember) if he said included;

 

  • Freshwater holding his han...

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New Evidence Still Being Found in Freshwater Case

Posted by Levi Stickle on Friday, April 30, 2010, In : Teacher John Freshwater 

Over  two years after the case started new evidence is being found, such as on Jan 14th 2010 John Freshwater received an anonymous letter that said the School Board had been hiding some of John Freshwaters things from his room and included a few photos of some of the items. As a result of the anonymous letter the School Board brought out over 14 boxes of things that had been taken from Freshwater's classroom. Freshwater explained in his testimony on April 29th that his attorney Kelly Hamilton...


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Yet Another Demonstration of Tesla Coil by Superintendent Short

Posted by Levi Stickle on Thursday, April 29, 2010, In : Teacher John Freshwater 

Lori Hubble, the caregiver for one of John Freshwater's former students stated in her testimony this morning that Superintendent Steve Short demonstrated the Tesla Coil on a school desk.

Hubble said that in 2008 Short called her and asked to have a meeting. When she arrived Short and David Millstone were present. Short then demonstrated the Tesla Coil by showing it arc to a school desk, with her one year old baby and the students father watching.

Short went on to show them a video [The Watchmak...


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Christian Family Objects to Bible in Classroom

Posted by Accountability in the Media on Thursday, April 29, 2010, In : Teacher John Freshwater 
 Self-described as Christian, the Dennis family is suing their son’s former teacher for—among other things—having a Bible in the classroom. 

Bible on the desk

Up until five months ago, the Dennises attempted to distance themselves from the controversy surrounding the school’s order for John Freshwater to remove his Bible. The Dennis’ lawsuit in 2008 did not make mention of Freshwater’s personal Bible, instead it stated that the teacher “kept several Bibles in his classroom which w...

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Freshwater hearing to start up again

Posted by Levi Stickle on Thursday, April 29, 2010, In : Teacher John Freshwater 

The John Freshwater hearing which has been on hold since Jan 15th will resume on April 29th. One of the reasons for the delay was 14+ boxes of items were found in the School Boards building, that had been removed from Freshwater's class room without his knowledge, and his attorney Kelly Hamilton needed time to examined them.

4/15/2010


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Court denies Dennis family's claim

Posted by Levi Stickle on Thursday, April 29, 2010, In : Teacher John Freshwater 

The court denied the Dennis family’s motion related to the claim of battery, and granted Freshwater’s motion as to the student’s consent for the electrical device experiment. 

Pretrial proceedings are planed for May 12 or 13; the trial against Freshwater is scheduled to begin May 24 in Columbus.

4/7/2010


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Photographs of Missing Evidence - John Freshwater Addresses School Board

Posted by Levi Stickle on Thursday, April 29, 2010, In : Teacher John Freshwater 
John Freshwater used his three minutes of public participation time to update the Mount Vernon Board of Education on recent developments related to his employment hearing. 

“I thought the hearing was about to end sometime last month but the proceeding changed again because somebody sent an anonymous letter containing some photographs of some items from my classroom,” Freshwater said. “Last week another anonymous delivery was made that contained..."  from 
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Levi Stickle at Freshwater Hearings

Levi Stickle -outside the Knox County Service center (the building the Freshwater hearings were being held in until April 29th 2010)

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