New Jersey Teacher Resigns in Wake of Anti-Gay Online Posts
UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A New Jersey teacher accused of posting anti-gay comments online has resigned.
Jenye "Viki" Knox is a 21-year teaching veteran who has worked in the Union Township schools since 2000.
School board attorney James Plosia tells The Star-Ledger of Newark ( http://bit.ly/QbU8yt) the 51-year-old submitted her resignation over the summer and settlement talks are under way in a tenure case against her.
Knox was suspended from her $72,270-a-year job and accused of conduct unbecoming of a teacher last year. Knox allegedly posted on her Facebook account that homosexuality was a sin that "breeds like cancer" and described it as "perverted."
The teacher previously said in court papers that she planned to seek a disability pension due to a back injury and on "psychological grounds."