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‘Paranoia,’ not race, prompted school’s action (access required)

Where a teacher’s emails accused a co-worker and students of participating in a “coordinated effort” of taking unauthorized pictures and raised conspiratorial beliefs about surveillance by school employees, he was placed on administrative leave and required to undergo a fitness for duty evaluation because of his “increasing paranoia,” and not his race. Background Bruce W. Pearson sued ...