In 1996, Washington (state) science teacher Aaron Mason showed a video promoting Creationism to his eighth grade students. He also brought in a guest speaker (Jim Marisch) to reiterate the idea that the world is only a few thousand years old.
He was punished without pay for two days… and that was it.
You would think that if Mason made another speaker recommendation, even today, it would be thoroughly scrutinized.
You would be wrong.
Last spring, Mason suggested bringing in “Ranger” Gary Horton (below) to speak to students at Cheney Middle School — and school officials said yes without inquiring into who Horton was.