A woke fourth-grade teacher who professed on social media that her classroom was ‘built for non-white students’ can keep her job after a school district investigation found no ‘policy or legal violations.’
The teacher, who has not been 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 am teaching at a majority white school and I’m kind of interested to see how students and parents react to my classroom or if they even notice anything about it because it’s built for non-white students,’ she said on the social network.
‘If you look around and you interact with some of the materials I have, you’ll notice there’s no white kids represented.’
After the posting went viral, Dr. Nichole Higgins, the school’s principal, called the teacher’s statement ‘very disconcerting’ and said ‘it is inappropriate for any employee to make students feel unwelcome in any way, shape, or form.’
But the teacher has now been cleared of rule-breaking or law-breaking, and will be allowed to keep her job. She will likely be moved to another school in the district, and issued a groveling apology over her virtue-signaling 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, will not 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 also became enraged at the social media post.
‘When woke white people become the racist. She shouldn’t be allowed within 500 [yards] of any school let alone teach at one. Wow. Sick of these idiots,’ Brock Fetter wrote on the Granite School District Parents Facebook group.
Administrators promised to investigate, but on September 23, according to ABC 4 News in Salt Lake City, they found there was no evidence of ‘any policy or legal violations’ or ‘instances of discrimination of any kind within the employee’s classroom or students.’
District representatives told the TV news station that ’employees on their own time and personal lives have free speech rights.’
William Penn Elementary School investigated one of its new fourth-grade teachers after she made allegedly discriminatory statements, but ultimately found no ‘policy or legal violations’
The teacher, who has not been named because of threats against her over the Twitter posting, will likely be transferred to another school in the district.
Despite finding no wrongdoing, Granite School District officials said they had ‘disciplined the employee as appropriate and consistent with the findings of the investigation.’
They shared also shared an apology the teacher wrote:
‘I sincerely regret the disruption brought to the school, faculty, community, families and above all, my students. The expectations in my class are to be safe, responsible and respectful. I built my classroom for all learners and to be welcoming of all families,’ the teacher wrote.
‘I have and will continue to ensure that every student feels welcome and represented in my classroom, and I strive to provide an inclusive environment and to ensure the safety and comfort of all my students.
‘I also want to reiterate the importance of parental engagement and welcome their involvement in the education of their children. I am committed to adhering to state and district approved standards, curriculum, and materials to ensure the success of my students.’
The Granite School District non-discrimination policy, which is 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 legally protected classification.
Scores of woke teachers have hit the headlines in recent months, after their social media antics were shared by conservative Twitter accounts including Libs of TikTok.
Many have sparked fury with vows to teach children divisive and controversial topics such as critical race theory, and gender theory.