Elle Button, the first witness for the day in the Freshwater case, has been a middle school science teacher in Mount Vernon for the last ten(10) years. testified that she was introduced to the Tesla Coil her first year in Mount Vernon, Button also said that she had heard that another teacher/s including Jeff George (John Freshwater was not one of them) let students touch the Tesla Coil to their tongue. Button continued her testimony by saying that after the allegations were made against John Freshwater, Ian Watson asked her to touch him with the Tesla Coil but that she refused to do so.