If You Can't Prove It, It Didn't Happen


Matthew LaClair recorded David Paszkiewicz, his American history teacher at New Jersey's Kearny High School, telling students they belonged in hell if they did not accept Jesus as their savior. LaClair says he did it because he was afraid school officials would otherwise dismiss his complaints about the teacher's conduct. After LaClair went public with his concern, and the recordings were broadcast on TV news, the Kearny School District school officials took swift action. The district president said teachers would receive instruction on the separation of church and state and how that applies to the classroom. And the school board banned students from recording classes without the instructor's permission.