Teacher who made Facebook comments about gays is reinstated
By Erica Rodriguez and Martin E. Comas
A former “Teacher of the Year” is going back to work today with his head
held high and religious beliefs intact.
AVARES, Fla. — (MCT) Jerry Buell, the Lake County, Fla., teacher who was suspended after making anti-gay comments on Facebook, will return to the classroom today after being reinstated by Lake County Schools Superintendent Susan Moxley.
“If I did not stand up for my rights after telling my students to stand up for their rights, then I would be a hypocrite,” the Mount Dora High social studies teacher said as he stood in front the school district offices Wednesday with his attorney and wife. “It’s been a lesson. It’s been a heck of a lesson.”
Buell met with Moxley for about an hour before her decision was announced. A “written directive” was placed in his file, said school district spokesman Chris Patton