A substitute teacher for the West Des Moines Community Schools serving at the Clive Learning Academy has been fired after students complained about her racist attitude.
It happened after the 10-year-old son of Terry Williams and Komeasha Littleton reportedly came home from school one day and told his parents that their substitute teacher has been mean and told the students that she did not like black people. Other parents had made similar complaints about the teacher to the principal of the school.
“She immediately came in and started targeting certain kids,” Williams said. The students had recently read “I Have A Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr., an iconic speech in which he called for an end to racism in the United States.
Although the teacher has not been named, school district officials say she was terminated. The parents don't hold the school responsible for the teacher’s alleged racism, saying the “substitute teacher brought her hatred into that school.”
“The Clive Learning Academy and our district support, nurture, and accept every child who walks through our doors. We expect anyone who wishes to work in our schools — even on a temporary basis — to uphold our policies and value each child. While we cannot go into detail about personnel matters, we can say that the substitute teacher will no longer be called to work in our schools,” said West Des Moines Community Schools in a statement to the KCCI.
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