Teachers disciplined for calling Trump-supporting students ‘racists,’ stomping on Old Glory in class

Teachers disciplined for calling Trump-supporting students ‘racists,’ stomping on Old Glory in class

Teachers vent about their jobs all the time, and sometimes they do it on Twitter, Facebook or other social media outlet.

But usually it’s in the vaguest of terms: “Man, what a rough day! Period 5 was off the wall!” … or something similar.

This past Wednesday however, teacher Veronica Welsh took it just … a little bit further.

The world language teacher at Smithtown High School West in the New York town of the same name took to Facebook and said that it was “easy to spot which students are racists by the Trump gear they’re sporting […]”

It was “USA Day” for the school’s spirit week.

As a result, Welsh has been “administratively reassigned” with Superintendent James Grossane offering the following statement:

“Please be advised that we are handling this in a professional manner and all appropriate disciplinary actions are being taken. This is an extremely unfortunate incident and these actions are not promoted by the Smithtown Central School District Administration and Board of Education, nor do they reflect the attitudes of our students and staff.”

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