After over 13 hours of testimony conducted over three separate days during February and March, the Lincoln County Board of Education last week voted to terminate Guyan Valley Middle School teacher Kelli Burns. The hearing had convened on three occasions, February 21, March 2, and last Thursday, March 7, 2013. In a series of claims regarding the situation, Burns told The Lincoln Journal, late last week, that she was comfortable exposing what she termed the "completely inexcusable trashing” of her sexuality and her "so-called lifestyle” by the school system. She further alleged that students had been forced to write submissions saying that she had "tried to turn them gay.” Burns expressed her overall dismay regarding the process in her comments to The Lincoln Journal.
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