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TX School District Upholds Firing of Teacher Who Tweeted Trump to Help With Illegals

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The Fort Worth Independent School District voted to uphold their decision to terminate the contract of an English teacher who reported illegal immigrants at her school to President Trump.

MRCTV reported Georgia Clark’s series of tweets (now deleted) back in June:

“Mr. President, Forth Worth Independent School District is loaded with illegal immigrants from Mexico,” Clark stated in a tweet. “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.”

“Could you please remind the Democrats that a majority of the people elected you on the promise that a wall would be built to protect our borders?” she tweeted. “Just how many of us voted for you? Shouldn’t we, the people, count for something?”

“I do not know what to do,” Clark posted. “Anything you can do to remove the illegals from Fort Worth would be greatly appreciated.”

Clark says she didn’t realize her tweets were public but assumed she was tweeting the president privately, WFAA-TV reported.

In an interview, the English teacher told the news station she wanted her job back because she wants to “work with students who truly need my help.”

“I need my job back and those kids need me too,” Clark said. “If you need someone to help your child graduate, you’re looking at her right here.”

As WFFA-TV reports:

Before Labor Day, an independent examiner working on behalf of the Texas Education Agency put out a 76-page report saying that Clark’s termination, “is not justified, is not supported by the evidence, should not be approved and should not be upheld and that Georgia Clark’s appeal of the proposed termination be granted and that FWISD decline to terminate the employment of Georgia Clark.”

The examiner found that Clark's tweets were, "a private citizen's free speech about a matter of public concern." 

“Well, now that I’ve been exonerated I expect the board to do the right thing,” Clark stated. “They didn’t follow procedure, there is a procedure when there’s a question about a teacher and it was not followed.”

When asked if she regretted her tweets, Clark responded “No I don’t. Because frankly, God was saying it’s time, you need to do this now.”

The school board met on Sept. 10 to discuss the teacher’s suspension and voted unanimously on Tuesday to keep Clark from teaching in their district. 

Clark can appeal the board’s decision and is reportedly considering a lawsuit.

 

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