The Georgia teacher who compared President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan to the Nazi swastika has been removed from the classroom.
Teacher Lyn Orletsky was caught on video telling students in River Ridge High School that wearing the slogan was akin to carrying around the symbol of Nazism.
In a letter sent to parents on Friday, principal Darrell Herring said that Orletsky would no longer be teaching their students “effective immediately,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The school would not say if Orletsky was fired, citing policy.
“We can’t discuss ongoing administrative investigations or disciplinary action,” the school said in a statement. “When a teacher resigns or is recommended by the Superintendent for termination, it is added to a School Board meeting agenda, which is a public record. The agenda can be amended at any time.”
After a public backlash the school quickly issued a statement disavowing Orletsky’s position and letting it be known that the student’s who wore the slogan were not in any trouble.
“Her actions were wrong, as the ‘Make America Great Again’ shirts worn by the students are not a violation of our school district dress code,” Barbara Jacoby, a spokeswoman for the school, said when the video was made public.
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