Idaho teacher canned for vile post wishing mayor ‘get laid’ by ‘group’ of BLM members

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An Idaho music teacher is out of a job after allegedly posting an offensive comment about Boise Mayor Lauren McLean.

The sexually charged Facebook post allegedly directed at the mayor read that “Her white supremacist hater a** needs to get laid! … by BLM members. Should be a group activity … and make it go viral! … I’m still deciding if they should wear masks during the activity.”

“The comment was made after McLean publicly condemned white supremacists who attended a Black Lives Matter rally in Boise, assaulting some people in attendance,” the Idaho Statesman explained.

In the Facebook post, the teacher appeared to be reacting to news of a campaign to recall the mayor was underway.

The West Ada School District informed local media in Idaho that July 24 was the teacher’s last day on the job, which was apparently the result of the board of trustees convening a special meeting.

The teacher, identified by media outlets as Rita Soltesz, taught at the Idaho Fine Arts Academy (IFAA) and the Eagle Middle School. The district has not specified whether she was fired or resigned.

On or around July 18, “A Facebook user took screenshots of the Soltesz’s comments and directed them toward the IFAA Facebook page, who responded by stating the district was taking ‘immediate action,'” KTVB reported.

Prior to the announcement of the teacher’s departure, a school district spokesman explained that “We have received a number of emails from concerned parents and we share their concerns. The statements in the post don’t reflect the values of the West Ada School District. Because it’s a personnel matter, I can’t discuss the consequences of making this post.”

In the wake of the controversy, the spokesman also announced that the agency will need to reiterate its social media guidelines for employees.

As alluded to above, Mayor McLean, a Democrat elected in 2019 who is originally from Boston, is currently subject to a recall effort by a group that claims she doesn’t represent the city’s values. If the group gathers about 26,000 valid signatures pursuant to the required legal procedures, a special election would follow.

The petition drive organizers reportedly cite the mayor’s support for allegedly trying to make Boise a sanctuary city that no longer cooperates with ICE and her opposition to gun rights, and support for pre-K through 12 sex education, among other issues with which they disagree. “During the campaign, she was less than transparent to the registered electors of the City of Boise, hence, misleading the people to vote her into office,” the petition asserts.

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