On Thursday, a “Day Without Immigrants” strike saw immigrant-run businesses across the country close in protest of President Trumps anti-immigration policies.
Students across the country also participated in the movement by not attending school, and at least five teachers and a guidance counselor from Rubidoux High School in Riverside, California, are under fire for their reaction on social media.
Guadalupe Lopez, a former student, took screenshots of the now-deleted original post and shared them on her own page.
The original Facebook thread was started Thursday by Geoffrey Greer, a social science teacher at the high school.
At least five other staff members joined in on the thread, including science teacher Allen Umbarger who wrote that mostly failing students were missing from his class.
Superintendent Elliott Duchon of the Jurupa Unified School District saidthat six staff members at the high school were placed on administrative leave Friday.
Duchon said he visited classrooms Friday and while many students are disturbed by the posts, they’re making him very proud with their behavior in light of the situation.
Greer eventually issued an apology, reports local news affiliate KTLA:
While I stand by my assertion that skipping school is no way to demonstrate ones value to society, I do apologize for the harsh tone and hurtful structure of the previous message.
Unfortunately, those kids will be returning to a classroom in which they know their absence was celebrated.
Duchon said the district will continue to investigate the incident.
Via: Scary Mommy
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