Down in Texas, where things are big, and sometimes stupid, a high school teacher has been put on administrative leave after an incident where he allegedly said, to a 9th grade Muslim girl, “I bet that you’re grieving” following the death of Osama bin Laden. he also, allegedly, said, before that, “I heard about your uncle’s death.”
A teacher. Someone who should know better.
The girl’s name is not being released–and neither is that of the teacher–but what sickens me most, other than the blatant sickness of the comments–are the fact that the teacher allegedly showed no remorse for his comments.
After making his remarks, the girl began to cry, and when he asked why she was crying, another student said it was because of what he’d said to her. the teacher allegedly shrugged and smirked and went on with the class.
The Clear Creek Independent School District released this statement:
I think the statement could have been a bit more succinct; something along the lines of: The teacher has been fired.