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Judge Denies Appeal By Johnston Teacher Fired For Milk Experiment

Posted March 7, 2005 4:18 a.m. EST

— A Johnston County Science teacher lost his appeal to get his job back after a now infamous milk experient.

Jeff Ferguson went before a judge last week fighting to return to Smithfield Selma High.

The school district let him go last year after he challenged his students to drink a gallon of milk in an hour. As a result of the experiment, some students got sick.

Ferguson said the principal was out to get him. However, the judge denied the appeal, saying the board had reason to fire a non-tenured teacher.