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Vegan teacher hearing closed to public
April 12, 2008

By judythpiazza@newsblaze.com

Fox River Grove, IL - Hearings begin Monday for the middle school art teacher who was fired last September for bringing vegan themes to his art projects.

Dave Warwak, a tenured teacher of 10 years appealed his termination last fall. Warwak warned the school board, "the more you try to silence me, the louder I will get"

Over 30 witnesses were issued subpoenas, including students, parents, and school board members. Most notably, T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., author of "The China Study" and Nathan Runkle of Mercy for Animals will be offering expert witness testimony on Warwak's behalf on Thursday as to the benefits of a vegan school lunch and humane education.

The hearing is scheduled to run through the end of the week, 9-5 each day at the town's village hall. The hearing officer, Barry Simon has closed the hearing to the public. Fearing reporters outside the village hall, Simon warned he will move the proceedings to the school if he sees anyone from the press.

 

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