Jeanine Kolkemo: Teacher slammed as 'disgrace' for saying let unvaxxed people DIE
Kolkemo made the remarks on a Facebook post but deleted her account once the parents of her students began circulating it
A Washington middle school teacher is being investigated for saying unvaccinated people should be denied healthcare. The teacher went so far as to claim that America would be "lucky" if these people end up dying from Covid-19. The teacher, identified as Jeanine Kolkemo, the teacher made those controversial comments on Facebook recently, bragging that she is "ready to say let them (unvaccinated people) die,"
The teacher's brazen remarks follow a spate of teachers resigning as a push back against mask mandates in schools across the country. Kansas city teacher Josiah Enyart and California's Tiffany Wilder were both heavily slammed on social media as well as penalized by their schools for expressing anti-mask faiths. Meanwhile, teachers like Texas's Jenny Gillis made headlines for comparing the lack of a mask mandate at her school to a 'mass shooting' waiting to happen. In the Washington teacher's case, screenshots of the Facebook post show her stern opinions on anti-vaxxers.
Who is Jeanine Kolkemo?
The 52-year-old PE teacher reportedly works at Wy'East Middle School in Vancouver, Washington, which is part of the Evergreen Public Schools district. Screenshots of a since-deleted Facebook post made by Kolkemo, shows her write: "I am ready to say let them die. You made a choice to not get your shot for any reason other than a doctors note, you should not be allowed healthcare. You are like the brats in class that ruin it for everyone."
When another user expressed discomfort in wishing "ill even on the willingly ignorant," the teacher insisted that withholding treatment for the unvaccinated and letting them die would also wipe out people who vote "the wrong way." "I have no problem with that. If we're lucky we can cut out 30% of the population that votes the wrong way," the teacher responded, as can be seen in screenshots. She added: "Plus less people using up all the resources. Let the hunger games begin."
Kolkemo called a 'heartless digrace'
Kolkemo reportedly deleted her Facebook account after the post went viral and local parents got a hold of it. Evergreen Public Schools also confirmed that their human resources is conducting an investigation into the case, with a spokesperson telling local outlet KTTH: "Evergreen Public Schools takes the health and safety of our students very seriously. The district is aware one of our employees posted a message regarding COVID vaccination statuses on her personal Facebook page/account while on summer break. It is being handled by our Human Resources department in accordance with district policies and procedures, and as it is a personnel matter, we cannot provide you any more specific information."
The Blaze reports that denying Covid positive people healthcare on the basis of their vaccination status "likely violates the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act." People on Twitter have been left shocked too, expressing anger at the teacher's remarks. "This Pandemic has really shown some people’s true self…and it’s ugly very very ugly," wrote one. Another accused her of hatred, writing: "Awful lot of vindictive hatred coming from the “Vaccinated” directed at the “non-Vaccinated”, what’s in that vaccine, 20cc of hatred? Starting to see more and more of it, quite shameful and counterproductive."
One user tweeted: "The answer is that the schools boards must negotiate w the teachers union to allow for up to 1-2% of teachers to be fired in any given year. Clearly she should not be in education, but rather another field; preferably in the private sector; not living off tax dollars." Another dubbed the educator heartless, writing: "Wow! What a disgrace and a heartless creature she is!" Most are of the opinion that Kolkemo should be sacked. "Glad she outed herself, now the school district can terminate her," declared a user.
This Pandemic has really shown some people’s true self…and it’s ugly very very ugly.— Simon Mountford (@simonmountford4) August 17, 2021
Awful lot of vindictive hatred coming from the “Vaccinated” directed at the “non-Vaccinated”, what’s in that vaccine, 20cc of hatred? Starting to see more and more of it, quite shameful and counterproductive— merle (@merle98265577) August 17, 2021
The answer is that the schools boards must negotiate w the teachers union to allow for up to 1-2% of teachers to be fired in any given year. Clearly she should not be in education, but rather another field; preferably in the private sector; not living off tax dollars.— dc (@dcminneapolis) August 18, 2021
Wow! What a disgrace and a heartless creature she is!— Sonny🦁🌞🏳️ (@sonnyboy8011) August 17, 2021
Glad she outed herself, now the school district can terminate her.— Rock Jayhawk (@dabbuck) August 17, 2021