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NJ Teacher Resigns in Wake of Online Gay Posts

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 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.”


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