It’s no surprise that with Donald Trump’s election win comes more irresponsible behavior from his supporters. Now, a teacher in South Central Los Angeles is fueling the anxieties of sixth-graders by echoing his promises to deport illegal immigrants living in the country.
Just one day after the election, CBS Los Angeles reports, a substitute physical education teacher at Bret Harte Preparatory Middle School was recorded telling his students that their parents would be deported.
“If you were born here, then your parents gotta go and they gonna leave you behind. You’ll be in foster care,” the substitute said in the recordings. When one child asked the teacher how authorities would find them, the teacher said that he has “your phone numbers, your address, your mama’s address, your daddy’s address. It’s all in the system, sweetie. And when they come and there’s an illegal—they gotta go!”
One student, whose father was previously undocumented, said that she was scared that the teacher would speak to his class like that. “He’s just rubbing it in that Trump won. We already know that,” she said, adding that the teacher began making the threats after the students were not listening during a lesson. “I worry about my dad because I had a nightmare that he wasn’t with me anymore.”
Luis Raynaga told CBS that his daughter and several other students filed complaints with the Los Angeles Unified School District and that the principal of the school told him that the teacher had been fired.Reuse content