Carie Charlesworth, a second-grade teacher at Holy Trinity School in San Diego, California, was fired by school officials because of her ex-husband’s “threatening and menacing behavior.” The school’s legal counsel investigated the man, Martin Charlesworth. Here’s what was found, according to the termination letter received by Carie Charlesworth:
Whether or not you are aware of this, Martin Charlesworth has a twenty-plus year history of violence, abuse and harassment of people mostly women and he has continued the pattern to the present. We learned the behavior you endured had been exhibited as far back as 1991 in Alaska with other women, including his then wife. He has an equally long history of threatening people, including those whom he believes are interfering with his intent at any time. We have found many applications for restraining orders in Alaska and California and criminal matters in both states. All of this information is a matter of public record.
School officials noted that a temporary restraining order did not deter Martin Charlesworth from threatening behavior, and said that Carie Charlesworth could not return to work at any school in the diocese.
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