School Cites Allegedly Abusive Ex-Husband in Teacher’s Dismissal

A former Catholic school teacher said she is considering a lawsuit against the Diocese of San Diego after she was dismissed from her job and forced to pull her four children from the school because of  perceived threatening behavior by her allegedly abusive ex-husband.

Carie Charlesworth has been on leave from her position as a second-grade teacher at Holy Trinity since January, she said, after her ex-husband, Martin Charlesworth, 41, showed up one day that month in the school parking lot, prompting a campus lockdown until police arrived.

The couple divorced two years ago and Carie Charlesworth said she got a restraining order against her ex-husband because he had been physically abusive.

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