An elementary school teacher in Florida was demoted this week to desk duty, after posting on Facebook in support of “mass deportation.” Angry leftist parents then began to call the school to complain.
Veronica Kochkis’ post has since been removed, but originally said, “The funny thing about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are 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!!”
Kochkis teaches at Parkside Elementary School, where the young children are 96% minority races. According to school statistics, 70% of students are Latino, and 20% are Haitian.
A petition for her firing was signed by 3,000 parents. Part of the trouble was that Kochkis made the post during school hours, causing the Human Resources and the deputy superintendent to take over the case. An investigation is pending.
The Daily Mail reports:
Demonstrators across the country participated in the Day Without Immigrants boycott by not showing up work or class, in an effort to show how much they contribute to American society.
Fleming is believed to have posted the status during school hours, teaching the very students who could be directly affected by deportation.
A petition calling for her firing was launched online and has reached more than 3,000 signatures.
Principal Tamie Stewart said: ‘We greatly appreciate our parents who have communicated to the school to share concerns so that we can address this issue.
‘I want to ensure our families that this person’s individual post is not at all reflective of our school staff in any way.’