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Odorizzi v. Bloomfield School District
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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On June 11, 1964, Plaintiff was arrested and charged on the basis criminal homosexual activity. On June 13, Plaintiff submitted his resignation as a school teacher. Plaintiff alleged that he was coerced to submit a resignation by the principal of his school and the district superintendent after both individuals visited Plaintiff at his home following Plaintiff’s arrest. Plaintiff alleged that while visiting his home, the principal and district superintendent threatened to suspend, publicly humiliate, and embarrass Plaintiff unless Plaintiff resigned, and that they told Plaintiff he had no time to speak with an attorney and that his chances of ever teaching again would be ruined if he did not resign. Plaintiff alleged that he was under severe mental and emotional pain, and that at the time he submitted his resignation he had been awake for over forty hours as a result of being arrested, questioned and detained by state police. Plaintiff’s charges were subsequently dropped and h e then sought to rescind his resignation. The trial court dismissed plaintiff’s complaint on demurrer.
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