A history teacher in California has been removed from her job after a recording surfaced of her telling students that the government “has way too much power” and allegedly saying Donald Trump is still president.
The story begins when parent Sarah Silikula says her eighth grade son recorded the seven-minute exchange on his phone on Oct. 18. He further described how he was upset about brought up topics such as vaccines, and asked his parents if Trump still was president.
“And he got in the car and he was very upset. He continued, ‘I’m never getting vaccinated. I’m never getting anymore shots of any kind. Did you know Trump’s still president?’”
The recording further reveals claims about President Joe Biden’s son Hunter and the COVID-19 vaccine.
Sarah Silikula immediately reported the incident to school authorities, and an investigation was launched. The mother added that the political discussion in class had left her son “damaged.”
“He’s damaged. He’s hurt. He’s scared. He doesn’t trust his parents now. He thinks we lied to him,” Silikula said of her son.
It is reported the teacher has been ousted from school and that she can no longer teach there.
The teacher has expressed “deep remorse” for the remarks she made in class, the Star reported.
However, parents have taken a firm stance against the teacher. They’ve been affected by it whereby her child and her husband have a damaged relationship because of the teacher’s comments.
His father questioned his son’s given opinions and the son said he believed his teacher. “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,” the mom told CBS New York.
To all that has happened; a damaged relationship between a father and son, and a teacher ousted by their school, do you think political discussions are somewhat fair to engage in a classroom or should anyones political bias remain outside the school to the least in between a child and their teacher.