CA teacher pulled from school over political rant

A California teacher is no longer working at a college in Ventura after reports last week that she shared controversial political statements and anti-vaccine sentiment in class.

The Ventura County Star and the Washington Post report that a history teacher at Anacapa Middle School is no longer teaching at the school after KCAL-TV in Los Angeles reported the teacher’s controversial statements last week.

Parent Sarah Silikula told KCAL her son returned home from school several weeks ago and said his history teacher told him former President Donald Trump was still in power. The boy also told his mother that he “would never get vaccinated”.

It was at this point that Silikula encouraged her son to start recording on his cell phone if his teacher was making comments in class that made him uncomfortable. He later returned home with a seven-minute recording that included rants about President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.

“Hunter Biden, for example, made deals with China and Ukraine where he funneled money illegally. He also had child pornography on his laptop. He had sex with his own niece,” he said. said the teacher on the recording, that KCAL reports were made on October 18.

The teacher also reportedly commented on the justice system and the presidential election.

The Star reported on Friday that the Ventura Unified School District said the teacher was no longer working at the school, although it declined to say whether she was still employed elsewhere in the district.

A district spokesperson told The Star that the school “does not tolerate discussion unrelated to teaching” and that it is taking steps to ensure similar incidents do not recur in the future. .

The spokesperson also said they were contacted about the recording the day it was made and administrators immediately opened an investigation.

The school said the investigation ended on October 25 – the day the school closed for a week’s fall vacation. The recording was handed over to news outlets on November 1, when the district told The Star they were already taking “appropriate action.”

The district spokesperson added that the teacher “expressed deep remorse for what happened.”

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