A high school English teacher in Fort Worth was fired on Tuesday after asking President Trump to rid her school of undocumented immigrants in public Twitter posts that she thought were private messages to the president.
The board of the Fort Worth Independent School District voted unanimously to terminate the contract of the teacher, Georgia Clark, less than a week after she was suspended over her Twitter activity. Fourteen people at the board meeting spoke against Ms. Clark’s continued employment, with none in support, according to Fox 4 News.
According to a school district review obtained by The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ms. Clark, who had taught in the district since 1998, admitted that the Twitter posts were hers. A lawyer for Ms. Clark, Brandon Brim, did not respond to a message seeking comment.
On May 17, in a series of tweets addressed to “Mr. President,” Ms. Clark said her school district was “loaded” with undocumented students from Mexico, that her high school had been “taken over by them,” and that drug dealers had not been punished. She blamed an assistant principal, whom she referred to as a “Hispanic assistant principal who protects certain students from criminal prosecution.”
“Anything you can do to remove the illegals from Fort Worth would be greatly appreciated,” she said, using a pejorative term for undocumented immigrants.
She then listed two private phone numbers and assured the president that she was using her real name. She later told an investigator that she had received several messages on those numbers calling her racist and that she had filed a police report.
On May 22, she followed up on Twitter in another post directed to Mr. Trump: “I really do need a contact here in Fort Worth who should be actively investigating and removing the illegals that are in public school system.”