Teacher fired because her school fears violence from her abusive ex-husband
Charlesworth said the principal knew about her situation at home and that her husband abused her. Even now, Charlesworth said she fears him."I left," said Charlesworth. "I filed restraining orders. I pressed charges. I testified against him and that's what they tell you to do."Charlesworth said she thought she took proper actions in January, when she alerted the school that her ex-husband had threatened her. So when a maintenance worker spotted her ex-husband driving around campus, the school went on lockdown.
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But after the incident, she received a letter from the school stating why it made the decision to let her go. It stated that for the safety of students, the school could not allow her to continue teaching.Her ex-husband, Martin, has a 20-plus year history of violence, abuse and harassment.Charlesworth and her kids, who all attended Holy Trinity, have not been back to the school. Parents who spoke with 10News off-camera said they agreed with the school's decision to let Charlesworth go and some said they threatened to pull their children.