Texas teacher resigns after saying conservative Christians need to ‘get COVID and die’
The teacher has been identified as Lisa Grimes who used to teach at Colleyville Middle School
COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS: A middle school teacher has resigned after she was caught on a hidden camera saying conservative Christians need to “get COVID and die”. Parents have identified the teacher as Lisa Grimes, who used to teach at Colleyville Middle School.
In the video obtained and shared on YouTube by conservative radio host Dana Loesch, Grimes was heard telling two other women: “We have a political system that will not allow us to [inaudible] so we’re vaccinating like the flu … which is, you know … get the flu vaccine if you want but you can’t — don’t ‘tread on me.’ [crosstalk] But it’s too late. It would have had to have been immediate. If we would have done it immediately, it’d already be gone.”
She then added: “That’s what’s frustrating. The rest of my life is impacted because of politics? Because of conservative Christian crap? [crosstalk] I’m telling you, those conservative Christians … they need to die … they need to get covid and die.”
The video has attracted a lot of attention online with a user commenting below, “Where are their masks? Why are they standing so close to one another? They don’t believe in the mandates themselves. Get your kids out of their schools, Christian parents. Do whatever you have to do to rescue your kids from these goons.” The second user wrote, “Soo conveniently chimed in with ‘faux boyfriend talk’ after nervously looking around if anyone is watching you .. LOL … yeah about 150 million Christian Conservative Americans just saw you… LOL.”
A comment read, “Wow. What a wicked thing to wish on more than half the country. She has no business teaching children. She needs to find a different job working with her own kind - snakes.” Another remark stated, “I appreciate when our enemies reveal themselves openly. Plus you would assume that the people who are "teachers" would be more schooled on these poisonous shots the government has been pushing on the population for 50 years.” “There is most certainly a problem with our education system... and it's not the students. How many more of these videos need to come to light before we seriously start discussing a complete overhaul of the teaching system?” a critic’s comment added.
After the controversy, the Grapevine-Colleyville school district sent a school-wide email that said, “This afternoon, GCISD learned about an online video of a Colleyville Middle School teacher talking to two colleagues in a high-traffic area on campus. The sentiments expressed in the video do not reflect the views of GCISD or Colleyville Middle School. The teacher has been placed on administrative leave. The District will continue to investigate this incident.”
Later, another statement said that the teacher in question has resigned. It noted: “The Colleyville Middle School teacher whose words were captured in a widely circulated online video has resigned and will not be returning to the classroom. GCISD is working to ensure that her students experience as little disruption in their learning as possible. The views expressed in that video do not reflect the opinions or the professionalism of Colleyville Middle School and other GCISD employees. It is inexcusable to wish harm on those with whom we disagree,” before adding: “Colleyville Middle School is a high-achieving school with outstanding teachers and staff who are dedicated to students’ success and well-being. This incident should not overshadow the many heights that Colleyville Middle School students reach every day or the tireless work of teachers at Colleyville Middle School and across GCISD.”