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Language teacher treated like a psychotic criminal for writing a sci-fi story? Issue a full and public apology to Patrick McLaw and reinstate him.

Patrick McLaw, a Maryland teacher recently nominated for First Class Teacher of the Year, has been suspended and banned from school property, has had his home searched, and has been prohibited from traveling, simply because he wrote a science fiction story set 900 years in the future in which there happens to be a school shooting. 

This superstitious demonizing of literature strikes at the heart of our most fundamental liberties - the freedom to exercise our imaginations to explore the very things we fear.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Dorchester County Superintendent of Schools
    Dr. Henry Wagner


    Graeme Wend-Walker started this petition with a single signature, and now has 2,244 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.