A woke fourth-grade teacher who took to social media to explain that her classroom was “built for non-white students” can keep her job after a school district investigation found no “violations of policy or law.”
The teacher, who was not named, has been suspended since she posted a video of herself talking about her new role at William Penn Elementary School in Mill Creek, Utah, in August.
“For the first time in my life, I’m teaching in a majority-white school, and I’m kind of interested in seeing how students and parents react to my classroom, or if they even notice, because it’s built for non-white students. “, she said on the social network.
“If you look around and interact with some of the materials I have, you will see that there are no white children represented.”
After the post went viral, Dr. Nichole Higgins, the school’s principal, said the teacher’s statement was “very disturbing” and said: “It is inappropriate for a staff member to make students feel unwelcome in any way, shape or form.”
But the teacher has now been acquitted of breaking any rule or law and is allowed to keep her job. She will likely be transferred to another school in the district and humbly apologize for her virtuous behavior.
The teacher’s identity has not been confirmed, although DailyMail.com has contacted a woman believed to be the teacher for further comment.
The former William Penn Elementary School teacher, pictured, won’t be fired for saying her classroom was “built for non-white students,” but she will likely be transferred to another school in the Granite School District
Parents were also furious at the social media post.
“When white people wake up, they become racists. It should not be allowed within 500 [yards] every school let alone teach at one. Wow. I’m sick of these idiots,” wrote Brock Fetter on the Granite School District Parents Facebook group.
Administrators promised to investigate, but on April 23, corresponding ABC 4 News In Salt Lake City, they found there was no evidence of “violations of any policy or law” or “incidents of discrimination of any kind in the classroom or among the employee’s students.”
District officials told the TV news channel that “employees have the right to freedom of expression in their free time and in their private lives.”
William Penn Elementary School investigated one of its new fourth-grade teachers after she allegedly made discriminatory statements, but ultimately found no “policy or legal violations”.
The teacher, who was not named because of threats against her over the Twitter post, is likely to be transferred to another school in the district.
Although no wrongdoing was found, Granite School District officials said they “disciplined the staff member appropriately and consistent with the findings of the investigation.”
They also shared an apology, which the teacher wrote:
“I sincerely regret the disruption caused to the school, faculty, community, families and most importantly, my students. The expectations in my class are to be safe, responsible and respectful. I built my classroom for all learners and welcomed all families,” the teacher wrote.
“I have and will continue to make every student feel welcome and represented in my classroom and I strive to create an inclusive environment and ensure the safety and comfort of all my students.
“I would also like to emphasize the importance of parents’ involvement and welcome their involvement in their children’s education. I am committed to following state and district approved standards, curriculum and materials to ensure the success of my students.’
The Granite School District’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, posted on its website, prohibits discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.
Scores of bright teachers have made headlines in recent months after their social media antics were shared by conservative Twitter accounts including Libs of TikTok.
Many have ignited fury with vows to teach children divisive and controversial subjects like critical race theory and gender theory.
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