A middle school teacher who went off on a 6th grader in a viral video calling him a “straight jerk” and other names while handing out unicorn cupcakes has now lost her job and will not be returning to the classroom.
The altercation took place on the last day of school on May 27, 2021. The teacher was recorded by a student while handing out the cupcakes in celebration of Pride Month. A male student said he felt ignored because she was only handing out cupcakes to those that were not straight. The teacher proceeded to berate him over his question.
She was unhappy with the student questioning her on the cupcakes and said, “I care about straight people, but just cause I support… another thing doesn’t mean I don’t support straight people too.” Then the teacher said: “Just cause I’m [unintelligible] doesn’t mean I don’t support black people, or Irish, people, or ignorant people,” allegedly referring to the student who asked the question.
“I never said it was like that,” replied the student.
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“Would you like a special unicorn cupcake for being a straight jerk?” smirked the teacher.
“Yes!” exclaimed the student. And she proceeded to take him one: “Alright, c’mere, get a straight-jerk cupcake, for being a pill.”
At that point, the student remarked: “I’m just trying to be annoying.”
“You are annoying,” responded the teacher. “You are very successful, congratulations! … What a dip.”
“What?” the student asked her. “A dip. Like a dipstick, a butthead, a weasel, a pain in my butt,” answered the woman.
“I thought you said something else,” said a girl who was apparently the one recording the woman who did not know she was being videoed. The teacher then proclaimed that “everyone is welcome to a unicorn cupcake.”
It is unclear what took place and what was said prior to the recording. However, after the school’s administration heard about the incident 24 hours later, they reviewed the video given to them by an outraged parent. That’s when they began looking into exactly what transpired in the classroom and made a hotline call to the Missouri Children’s Division. The school leaders stated that the teacher violated the professional standards of the institution.
The Springfield School District in Missouri was crystal clear on the subject. “We are all in agreement,” stated Springfield Public Schools Public Information Officer Stephen Hall. “The comments that are reflected in the video are completely unacceptable. They’re inappropriate, and they’re inexcusable. So as a result, we did follow our policies and procedures. Our board policy outlines very specific steps for disciplinary investigation and action, and that was followed by the district.”
Missouri Senator Eric Burlison issued a statement concerning the video on Facebook: “As she promoted her personal beliefs in the classroom, she lost her objectivity in a conversation with one of her students, who pushed back on these ideas. Crossing the line even further, she is said to have called a young man many demeaning and derogatory names.”
“Examples like this one, reports of critical race theory being taught, and other extreme views that don’t belong in the classroom, give me pause to consider if the education bureaucracy in our state has lost its focus on its true purpose,” Burlison remarked. “During the interim, I invite you to share with me your concerns and thoughts on public education in Missouri. We owe it to ourselves, and more importantly, to our children to provide the best opportunity for every student in our state.”
Conservative columnist and pundit Michelle Malkin tweeted on the issue: “LGBTQXYZ-pimping 6th grade teacher in Springfield MO bullies boy who asked why straight kids weren’t allowed to have her ‘unicorn cupcakes.’ Teacher screams that student is an ‘ignorant,’ ‘straight jerk,’ ‘weasel,’ ‘dip’ & ‘butthead.’ #GenderUnicorn #AlphabetSoupTyranny.”
After learning of the teacher’s termination she followed that up with: “I have just confirmed this morning with school officials that the Unicorn Cupcake bully teacher, Amanda Parker, ‘will no longer be returning’ to the Springfield Public Schools.”
On social media, parents, and others from outside the district who have repeatedly accused the district of teaching Critical Race Theory shared the video.
People were enraged on Twitter over the incident:
She should not be teaching kids.
— Foster Holt (@FosterHolt4) June 11, 2021
This is my daughter’s grade and school! We’ve had horrible bullying issues there the last 2 fkn years and zero was done! Pershing needs to do a complete overhaul! My daughter has absolutely awful anxiety and panic attacks from the crap she’s went through
— Heather Pope (@jessipope323) June 12, 2021
I live in Springfield and it’s a joke around here. The homeless are running rampant and the public schools are a joke.
— Scott (@sfm073) June 12, 2021
That’s a teacher?? OMG our country is going in the crapper
— HJCane (@hjaypo) June 11, 2021
Omg lol had her in 6th grade tried to flip me and my chair over that was 2 years ago she had a whole bunch of lgbtq and blm signs in the back of her room so not shocked
— Your Mom (@Gabe_Itch69000) June 15, 2021
Why in the world do schools in this country continue to employ damaging miscreants like this? This would be the last time my child would be exposed to this poor excuse for a teacher. We are failing our children.
— keyssheri (@keyssheri) June 12, 2021
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