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N.J. Teacher Accused of Anti-Gay Facebook Posts May Retire to Avoid Charges

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New Jersey Star-Ledger
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May 18, 2012

The Union Township High School teacher who created a firestorm last year after allegedly posting anti-gay comments on her Facebook page, wants to retire on a disability pension rather than face tenure charges.

Jenye “Viki” Knox, 50, a tenured special education teacher who has taught in Union since 2000, wrote on her personal Facebook page that homosexuality is a “perverted spirit” and “unnatural immoral behavior,” according to charges of unbecoming conduct brought by her district. She also criticized other teachers on Facebook for putting up a “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender” bulletin board in the high school and for proposing a school gay-straight alliance, according to the charges.