School Fires Teacher 
for Ex-husband’s Threats

Elementary school teacher Carie Charlesworth was fired recently by Holy Trinity School near San Diego, Calif. — with the only reason given that her ex-husband has threatened to kill her. After a January weekend when Carie was forced to call police three times because of the threats, the husband had shown up the next day in Holy Trinity’s parking lot to see her, provoking officials to immediately put the school in lockdown. In a termination letter, officials noted Charlesworth’s students are constantly at risk from the ex-husband, that her restraining order against him is obviously not a deterrent, and they thus “cannot allow” her to continue her career at the school, according to a report by San Diego’s KNSD-TV. (Battered-women support groups, of course, were horrified at the school’s decision.)