Board probes Union Twp. teacher's alleged gay posts on Facebook

UNION TOWNSHIP - School board members continue to probe claims that a teacher who advises a high school prayer study group posted Facebook remarks that described homosexuality as "perverted."

Several hundred people were on hand to defend and denounce Viki Knox at the Union Township school board meeting last night.

The board is considering whether Knox's conduct violated school policies. The school superintendent says the district takes the matter seriously and is investigating, but wouldn't comment further because he says it's a personnel matter.

Knox allegedly objected to a school display celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month.

Experts say that while Knox's alleged comments may be unpopular, they are not illegal and would likely be protected under the First Amendment.

Gay rights group protests at Union Twp. school meeting Union H.S. teacher's comments raise freedom of speech questions

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