A documentary was made of this incident, which occurred in 2006 in New Jersey; the teacher was reprimanded but continued to teach, and continued to assert he did nothing wrong. The documentary won an award at a New Jersey film festival. The student involved graduated, and then went on to a successful post-secondary education.
Tyson failed to remove the ignorant and scientifically illiterate from the ranks of public school teachers. Fortunately, the student who opposed the ignorance was not permanently affected:
LaClair lives in New York having just graduated from The New School with a degree in Culture and Media and hosts a radio show.