A history teacher from a school in Ventura has been removed from the classroom after she was caught telling students that Donald Trump was still president.
The unnamed teacher was removed from from her position at Anacapa Middle School in Ventura, California, after video footage captured by a student was sent to the Unified School District administrators.
According to an interview with The Washington Post, a student’s mom was left shocked after her son got into the car the day of her rant very confused about what he had been taught during class.
Sarah Silikula’s son started relaying skewed information about Donald Trump as well as the vaccine and the Coronavirus pandemic.
“I’m never getting vaccinated. I’m never getting any more shots of any kind. Did you know Trump’s still president?” Silikula remembered him saying.
She added: “…When he first got in the car and said, ‘Dad, teachers know everything. She’s right, dad. You’re wrong.’ He’s damaged. He’s hurt. He’s scared. He doesn’t trust his parents now. He thinks we lied to him.”
In the 7-minute video, the teacher could be heard spewing a biased perspective about different political issues.
In regards to the vaccine, she was heard saying: “If you have a baby in the hospital, they don’t want to give it back if you’re not vaccinated. This is a complete power control threat.
“People need to wake up and see the government has way too much power right now,” she later told her students.
Upon reviewing the footage, members of the Unified School District said that she was removed from the school but kept on as a district employee.
“The teacher has expressed deep remorse,” a school district spokeswoman told The Post in an email.
In a separate statement to the outlet, Superintendent Roger Rice said the district “does not condone the non-instructionally-related discussion that occurred in the classroom.”
He also added: “The Ventura Unified School District will work closely with staff to ensure that this does not happen again.”
However, not everyone’s happy with the outcome.
“Whatever anybody’s political belief is, I respect. It’s their belief. Don’t impose it on my child who I trusted in your care,” Silikula said.
And the mom is not the only one who’s upset over this scandal.
It seems as though the entire class was transferred to another teacher now though.
Do you think the school made the right call?