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Kids Make Me Sick

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A longtime high school teacher of French and Spanish is suing the Mariemont, Ohio, school district for having pressured her to resign in the face of what she calls her phobia, a "fear of kids" disorder, which she says should be protected by disability-discrimination law. Maria Waltherr-Willard, 61, had been reassigned to teach junior high students, but doctors said she suffered hypertension, nightmares, chest pains and vomiting when around younger children.

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