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Teacher Dismissal Upheld

By Caroline Hendrie — March 15, 2005 1 min read

A North Carolina judge last week upheld the firing of a high school chemistry teacher who had students drink milk until they vomited to show how the body regulates acids. A lawyer representing Jeff Ferguson, who was a probationary teacher in the Johnston County school district when he led the classroom experiment in November 2003, said last week that the teacher was considering further legal action to challenge the nonrenewal of his contract last June.

A version of this article appeared in the March 16, 2005 edition of Education Week