Yep, this is a new one. 61-year-old Maria Waltherr-Willard of Greenhills, Ohio is a Spanish teacher in the Mariemont school district in Ohio. And she's suing the district for discriminating against her disability.
That disability? A FEAR OF CHILDREN.
Yes, she's a TEACHER who suffers from pedophobia, which is an extreme fear of children.
Now . . . Maria says she's been able to teach for the past 35 years because her fear is only of YOUNG children, and she's been teaching high school. But in 2010, the district transferred her to middle school, and those kids are too young.
Her lawsuit has documents from her doctor, psychiatrist, and psychologist that say Maria has stress, anxiety, chest pains, vomiting, nightmares, and high blood pressure when she's near young children.
There's no word on how much she's seeking in the lawsuit. If the suit isn't settled and it goes to trial, it will start in February of next year.