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School Teacher Suspended for Practicing Wicca

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School Teacher Suspended for Practicing Wicca

School Teacher Suspended for Practicing Wicca

School Teacher Suspended for Practicing Wicca

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Leda Hartman reports from Laurinburg, North Carolina on the suspension of a school teacher who practices Wicca, an earth-centered religion. Shari Eicher and her husband Richard lead the Willowfyre Coven and have a Web site that explains their practices and beliefs. The Web site, which is listed with all the major filtering programs, contains nudity. Community leaders say Eicher's practices violate state child protection laws, and wanted her removed from the classroom. Eicher reached a settlement with the school board, but residents are still divided over her suspension.

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