A teacher in Ohio is suing her school district for discrimination, saying it forced her to teach younger students despite her fear of children. Mariemont school district reassigned 61-year-old Maria C. Waltherr-Willard, a French teacher for 35 years, from high school to junior high school.

The suit claims that the school district knew about Waltherr-Willard's phobia of children, which she apparently has suffered from since the 1990s, and pressured her to resign.

The fear of young children is

real. It’s called pedophobia and has the following symptoms: terror, dread, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, nausea, dry-mouth and anxiety.


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Fox and Friends guest host Tucker Carlson weighed in, saying, “So she’s saying I can’t do my job, but you should be required to pay me. And if you don’t, I’m going to use the government to punish you.”


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