Remember the high school teacher in Georgia who kicked two students out of her classroom for wearing Trump and MAGA shirts in her classroom? She’s been fired.
Lyn Orletsky taught math at River Ridge High School. Video from inside the classroom via Turning Point USA shows her telling students they might as well have been wearing Nazi uniforms:
“Just like you cannot wear a swastika to school, you cannot wear a slogan like that. Please go, at least for this class. I don’t care what you do in other classes, but in my class.”
The school district said Orletsky’s actions were wrong and therefore, didn’t discipline the students. But it has since moved on a decision to terminate her position.
“Ms. Orletsky no longer is your child’s math teacher, effective immediately,” Superintendent Brian Hightower wrote in a letter. “We have assigned a substitute teacher and are searching for a knowledgeable and experienced educator to teach these classes for the rest of the school year.”
Though that would appear to be a firing, The Washington Times notes that the district did not officially say the word. The district had previously said the teacher would be on administrative leave indefinitely.
As for her own defense, Orletsky said she was worried about the shirts coming across as offensive to other students: “I told the boys, in light of everything that has happened [in Charlottesville, Virginia], I don’t think this is an appropriate slogan to be wearing at school. Could they please go to the restroom and turn the shirt inside out?”
Since the video went viral, Orletsky remarked that her life has been a “nightmare.”
A nightmare of your own creation.