In Ewa Beach, a high school teacher is facing discipline after doing a horrifying thing. He sent an email school-wide stating that he will not teach illegal immigrants. High School John Sullivan was responding to an email that was sent by James Campbell High School guidance counselors that said if parents wanted to keep their children home because they were worried about being deported the school would excuse the absence.
The high school teacher responded in an email to his co-workers:
“This is another attack on the President over deportation. Their parents need to apply for immigration like everyone else. If they are here in the US illegally, I won’t teach them,”
Within hours of the email being released the high school, principal reminded teachers not use their employee email accounts to voice political opinions. NBC affiliate Hawaii News Now reports:
The email was sent by social studies teacher John Sullivan in response to another email sent by a school counselor about nationwide statistics on students who are being kept home from school due to deportation fears.
In an email to Hawaii News Now on Wednesday afternoon, Sullivan called the situation a “misunderstanding.”
“My comment in the email refers to (the email’s title) if students are (sic) kept home, teachers cannot teach them,” he wrote.
Jon Henry Lee, Campbell High School’s principal, spoke with Hawaii News Now prior to meeting with Sullivan this afternoon.
“I just reminded him again that we don’t discriminate against any individuals,” said Lee, who referenced the Department of Education’s Code of Conduct. “We’re going to service all students that are registered in our school.”
Lee also said that Sullivan violated school rules concerning the use of the department’s email system by sharing a political opinion.
A Department of Education spokeswoman said the school’s principal has discretion on any disciplinary action that Sullivan may face.
Corey Rosenlee, president of the Hawaii State Teachers Association, said he could not comment on details in the case.
But, he added, “At the same time, HSTA strongly believes that every child has the right to an education, regardless of their immigration status.”
Here is another example of Trump’s racists America now even teachers those sworn to educate and make America better are refusing to teach minorities. It’s going to be a long 4 years folks!