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Unwed Catholic school teacher fired for being pregnant

3:48 PM, Feb 5, 2014   |    comments
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BUTTE, Montana (KECI) --  Leaders at a Montana Catholic school have fired an unmarried teacher for getting pregnant.

Butte Central student Savannah Healy says former teacher Shalea Evenson her favorite teacher.

"She was always the teacher you could go to talk to," said Healy.

The Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Helena, Patrick Haggarty, said Evenson violated her contract.

"We, as Catholic school, employees have the obligation to teach moral and religious teachings of the Catholic Church," said Haggarty.

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