Texas teacher who asked Trump to deport ‘illegal students from Mexico’ at her school fired over racially insensitive tweet
Georgia Clark who was an English teacher at Carter-Riverside High School claimed that she thought she was sending a private message to the president
An English teacher from Texas who reached out to President Donald Trump on Twitter and encouraged him to deport "illegal students from Mexico" from her school has been fired. Reports state that a Texas school board on Tuesday voted unanimously to remove the high school teacher, identified as Georgia Clark, from her position.
Clark, who had been an English teacher at Carter-Riverside High School since 1998, was fired less than a week after being suspended by the school for her controversial posts on social media.
The teacher, on May 17, had tweeted: "Mr. President, Fort Worth Independent School District is loaded with illegal students from Mexico. Carter-Riverside High School has been taken over by them. Drug dealers are on our campus and nothing was done to them when the drug dogs found the evidence."
“Anything you can do to remove the illegals from Fort Worth would be greatly appreciated,” Clark had written in another tweet.
The Twitter account has now been deleted.
According to the documents obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Clark admitted that the tweets were hers but claimed that she thought she was sending a private message to the president.
The school district launched an investigation shortly after Clark's tweets and learned that she had also made racially insensitive comments to students in her classroom.
A student from her class told district officials that Clark had once said: "Mexicans should not enter our country illegally."
When a student asked to go to the bathroom, she allegedly responded with: "Show me your papers that are saying you are legal."
Clark, however, denied making those statement.
She was also suspended in 2013 for allegedly referring to a group of students as "Little Mexico" and another as "white bread."
According to KXAS-TV, around 63 percent of the students in the Fort Worth Independence School District are Hispanic.
The US Supreme Court, in a 1982 decision, had stated that a student's immigration status is not relevant to their right to public education. According to US federal law, no student can be denied a "free public education" because of their legal status in the country.