A schoolteacher has allegedly kicked a middle school student out of his online class after the student said he admired Donald J. Trump as a role model.
Elsy Kusander’s 10-year-old son was participating in his online class through the chat feature, and was asked to answer the question “Who is the one person you admire and why?”
Kusander’s son wrote, “I admire Donald J. Trump because he is making America great again. And because he is the best president the United States of America could ever, ever have. And he built the wall so terrorists couldn’t come into in the U.S. Trump is the best person in the world. And that’s why I had admire him.”
For this comment, the student’s teacher Brendan Stanton, who teaches at P.G. Keithley Middle School in Tacoma, Washington, kicked him out of the chatroom, deleted the chat and then lectured the class on why President Trump was an unacceptable answer.
After the student was kicked out of the chatroom, he called in his mom Elsy Kusander who then started recording Stanton talking to the class about why he deleted the chat.
“Positive things and role models that we should admire. Again, the example that was shared in the chat, which I went ahead and erased for us, was not appropriate right? Especially as that individual has created so much division and hatred between people and specifically spoke hatred to many different individuals,” Stanton was telling the class.
“Okay, so I do apologize for taking out of the conference as I went ahead and adjusted our settings but the settings should be adjusted now the chat should be locked for today just because I realize that maybe that question wasn’t clear enough,” he added.
Stanton then proceeded to repeat his charges against the president.
“Again, that individual has spoken hate to many individuals, and I don’t think is an appropriate example for a role model who should be admired,” Stanton said.
At that point, the mom turned to her son and asked who he had written down. “Donald J. Trump,” he replied.
When Kusander spoke with Stanton later in the day about the incident, he said that he had removed the student’s answer because it was “off topic.”
“I didn’t think this was on topic or related to our prompt… I tried to remind the students that we’re trying to choose somebody who is either a family member, someone in our local community or a computer scientist,” Stanton told her.
“I saw that the question that you asked him, and it was not about computer [science], it only says ‘a person who you admire,’” Kusander then responded.
“I was there, and I heard your explanation, and I heard what you said about the president. You said that he’s a divisive and hateful person that has been creating hatefulness… what I heard is not what you’re explaining to me right now. You’re telling me that it wasn’t in the topic, but that was not what you said, you said that’s because he’s was a very divisive and a very hateful individual,” she added.
Kusander also told Stanton that she emigrated to the United States from Honduras.
According to 770 KTTH, emails to Stanton, the school’s principal and the district communications manager were not answered.
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