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Ohio teacher cites fear of children in discrimination suit
foxnews ^ | Published January 13, 2013 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 01/13/2013 8:08:14 AM PST by redreno

An Ohio high school teacher who claims to have a phobia of young children is suing a school district for discrimination.

Maria C. Waltherr-Willard, 61, of Greenhills, is suing the Mariemont school district, where she worked for 35 years, saying it discriminated against her when it reassigned her in 2010 from its high school to its junior high and then pressured her to resign, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

According to the paper, the suit is a discrimination claim based on her age and disability -- a rare phobia called pedophobia, an extreme fear or anxiety around young children. Waltherr-Willard’s suit claims she has suffered from the condition since the 1990s.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: education; ohio; pedophobia

1 posted on 01/13/2013 8:08:22 AM PST by redreno
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To: redreno

I can understand this lady’s claim since I also suffer from a rare phobia....MLphobia. It’s a fear of a bar that only has Miller Lite.


2 posted on 01/13/2013 8:12:37 AM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: redreno

Duct tape her to a chair at chuckee cheese for three hours on a Saturday .


3 posted on 01/13/2013 8:21:11 AM PST by Morris70
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To: redreno
a rare phobia called pedophobia

Now I know why I break out in hives around assorted crumb crunchers and other forms of rug rat.

Women I used to work with thought it was funny to bring in their bambinos just to watch my face go white while I ran and hid.

4 posted on 01/13/2013 8:23:22 AM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: All

I might just use this at the next, “Bring your brat to work day.” ;)


5 posted on 01/13/2013 8:26:02 AM PST by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: Morris70

I have sympathy for this teacher because now parents will “sue’ a teacher if they dare try to discipline their undisciplined children. The children in ghetto schools are like feral cats. I’m glad she told the school that this isn’t ‘teaching” ..its being thrown into a snake pit.


6 posted on 01/13/2013 8:28:42 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: redreno

I got over my fear of teachers. Woman up!


7 posted on 01/13/2013 8:29:52 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: redreno

“I got over my fear of teachers. Woman up!”

OK, a little insensitive. Sorry


8 posted on 01/13/2013 8:31:57 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Morris70

Against the Geneva Convention.


9 posted on 01/13/2013 8:35:54 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

assorted crumb crunchers and other forms of rug rats...

I call them leg monkeys. My kids always wrapped their arms around my leg and sat on my foot when I came home so they could get a ride.

Let’s see how many descriptive terms we can come up with here.


10 posted on 01/13/2013 8:35:54 AM PST by mark3681
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To: redreno

Is she one of the Monsters from Monsters, Inc?


11 posted on 01/13/2013 8:36:41 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: redreno

Sounds to me like she has found a new twist and is bucking for Disability Retirement.


12 posted on 01/13/2013 9:11:40 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Morris70

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4xg6WeB8_A


13 posted on 01/13/2013 9:18:52 AM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: redreno

when it reassigned her in 2010 from its high school to its junior high


She gets a little sympathy from me. Jr High aged kids are alright if you’re dealing with one or two. Any more than that, it starts to get ugly.


14 posted on 01/13/2013 9:24:11 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
The children in ghetto schools are like feral cats.
My daughter-in-law was a special-ed teacher for first and second grade kids in an inner city school district for ONE year.
To say the kids behaved like animals is insulting to animals and her stories made my hair stand on end.
She finally quit rather than risk life and limb. A truly unbelievable experience.
15 posted on 01/13/2013 9:36:40 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: mark3681
Let’s see how many descriptive terms we can come up with here.

Yard apes
Curtain climbers
Crumb snatchers

16 posted on 01/13/2013 9:44:14 AM PST by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

My cats have this disorder. An adult walks in, no problem. A child comes in, looks of absolute horror & then a hasty retreat to the basement.


17 posted on 01/13/2013 9:48:05 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: redreno

She probably has a decent case under the law.

Employers are required to make reasonable accomodation for such conditions, and assigning her to high school rather than junior high would seem to be something they could implement quite easily.


18 posted on 01/13/2013 9:59:30 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: redreno

Bill Clinton was afraid of children, too. That’s why he had Monica, well, never mind.


19 posted on 01/13/2013 10:02:20 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: Twotone
You mean something like this?



20 posted on 01/13/2013 10:12:05 AM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: mark3681

Tricycle motors.


21 posted on 01/13/2013 10:16:51 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: ConradofMontferrat

here is the entire video of what you posted >>>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMIhL63KPxw


22 posted on 01/13/2013 10:23:17 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

That’ll teach the kid who’s boss!


23 posted on 01/13/2013 11:08:41 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: redreno

Glad I don’t have that phobia, with 6 children, 14 g/children and 5 g/g children. That lady would not want to be at my house at Christmas time. (A big part of the time, neither do I)


24 posted on 01/13/2013 11:35:09 AM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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