A teacher at Parkside Elementary School in East Naples was transferred to administrative duties Thursday after making a social media post supporting mass deportation.
The Facebook post referred to “A Day Without Immigrants,” a demonstration that called for immigrants to stay home from school and work….
The teacher, Veronica Fleming, shared a Chicago Tribune article about the protest and posted:
“The funny part about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are here at work like we’ve always been. Looks like less mouths to feed today. Have fun while you still can. So glad to hear about massive deportation. Let’s make America great again. Thanks Donald Trump!!”
Fleming was an instructional resource teacher who ran a computer lab at the school and taught students about technology, said Greg Turchetta, a spokesman for Collier County Public Schools.
Parkside Elementary is in the Naples Manor community, and 96 percent of the students are minorities.
“This is a very tight-knit neighborhood school that stands for inclusion,” Turchetta said. “The teachers have nothing but love for these students. Anything else is not a reflection of the school.”