Teacher loses job, student writes 'Jesus and weed' paper
Posted: Dec 10, 2014 11:26 PM EST | Updated: Dec 11, 2014 12:50 AM EST
Katrina Guarascio assigned her students to write a paper using an old story and rewriting it in modern times.
One student decided to write about the Bible and changed the story about Jesus handing out bread and fish to the poor to Jesus handing out marijuana to the sick.
After the paper was shared during a peer review session, the contents of the paper were blasted all around the school and into the community.
“I don't take any personal offense. It's not written for me. It's written for them. It's how they can express themselves,” says Guarascio.
She say she was not forced to step down, but felt it was necessary after she says she was targeted and harassed by others.