John Freshwater, the teacher who the Mount Vernon School Board is trying to fire for having a Bible on his desk, has filed a federal lawsuit. included in the suit are;

MOUNT VERNON CITY SCHOOL
DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION

IAN WATSON

JODY GOETZMAN

STEVE SHORT

LYNDA WESTON

WILLIAM WHITE

DAVID MILLSTONE

H.R.on CALL, INC

THOMAS J. HERLEVI

JULIA F. HERLEVI

JOHN DOES and JANE DOES 1-8


Below is the introduction to the lawsuit;

This is a civil rights action with pendent other claims brought by Plaintiff Freshwater
alleging Defendants, individually and collectively, deprived Freshwater of his rights secured and
provided by The United States Constitution. Defendants, individually and collectively,
discriminated, harassed, and are attempting to terminate the employment of Plaintiff Freshwater
because Freshwater kept his personal Bible on his desk. Defendants, individually and
collectively, alleged other false and injurious allegations against Plaintiff Freshwater in an
attempt to discredit Freshwater.

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