NJ teacher criticized for Facebook remarks on gays

UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - October 13, 2011

A lawyer who was contacted by a parent tells The Star-Ledger of Newark that he saw posts by Viki Knox before they were removed and that he alerted the Union Township district.

John Paragano says the teacher objected to a school display celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month by calling homosexuality "perverted," among other comments.

Messages for Knox were not returned. Schools administrator Patrick Martin says the district is investigating.

The group Garden State Equality says Knox's alleged remarks are offensive and calls into question her ability to enforce the state's new anti-bullying laws.

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Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger

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