After posting several tweets calling for the killing of immigrants instead of deporting them, a Phoenix-area teacher has handed in her resignation.
“[Verne] deeply regrets having in recent days made comments using her personal social media account that were inappropriate, offensive, and unbefitting of a Pardes teacher,” the statement read.
Verne fell into trouble after screenshots of her hateful tweets started to circulate the Internet.
— Cathy Harris (@woundedchristn) February 19, 2017
Responding to another tweet calling for the deportation of immigrants, Verne tweeted, “Or we can just put a bullet in their head immediately.”
The school said that although Verne has a right to free speech, “that right comes individual responsibility not to make hateful comments, which have no place in our school.”
The school’s statement continued:
“The school maintains policies that make it clear that the personal remarks of faculty members must never, in any way, bring disrepute to the school or impinge on classroom activity. Those policies have been and will continue to be enforced diligently.”
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