Thursday, February 01, 2007
The Kearny, New Jersey school district has banned the secret recording of teachers after a student taped his history teacher preaching in class months ago.
District officials say all teachers there will get mandatory training on the separation of church and state.
This all stems from Kearny High School junior Matthew LaClair secretly recorded his teacher David Paszkiewicz preaching to students that they belonged in hell if they rejected Jesus.
The history teacher, according to officials, also told students that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs and that evolution and Big Bang theories were not scientific.
School officials say they took "corrective action" against Paszkiewicz, but further details haven't been released.