A federal jury in Central Islip, N.Y., Tuesday swiftly rejected the claim of a former Long Island public school teacher that she had been fired because of false accusations that she was a witch.

After a five-day trial, the seven-member Eastern District of New York jury deliberated about a hour before rejecting all of Lauren Berrios’ allegations against the Hampton Bays School District and her demand for millions in damages. Berrios v. Hampton Bays Union Free School District, 02-3124.

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