The racism stems from every corner — you wouldn't expect such ignorance from an elementary school teacher, for example. But this was exactly the case with first-grade teacher Cheriese Rhode, 29, Yahoo reports.
The Prosser school district educator apparently posted a status to Facebook urging friends to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on people thought to be in the country illegally, posted in relation to the "A Day Without Immigrants" boycott last week. According to the Tri-City Herald, 62 percent of students in the district are Hispanic.
The pro-Trump post listed the phone number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Rhode wrote that it was going viral on her daughter's Snapchat.
"If this offended you in anyway [sic] do me a favor and unfriend my American **s!" she wrote.
The status has since been removed.
Is this woman in a position to mold young minds?
Not for a while, anyway:
"Due to possible safety and security concerns, as well as concern for disruption of the school environment, this teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending (an) investigation," Prosser Superintendent Ray Tolcacher stated. "Please be assured that the views expressed by this teacher on her personal Facebook page do not in any way reflect the views, beliefs or values of the Prosser School District or its administration or Board of Directors."
Good riddance — a termination would be far more fitting.
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