A Michigan high school teacher, Justin Kucera, 28, has claimed that he was fired after he tweeted in support of President Trump. Though, the school is continuously denying the allegation.
He is a teacher of social studies and is a basketball coach too at Walled Lake Western High School. He said that he was given two choices by the district administrators through a zoom meeting either to be fired or to resign.
He re-tweeted on a president’s tweet that declared “SCHOOL MUST OPEN IN THE FALL” and it also read that “I am done being silent. @realDonaldTrump is our president…..Don’t @me. After that, the post was deleted when a former teacher responded to a reply to his tweet by writing “Liberals suck man”.
Kucera has said that he kept mentioning in the zoom meeting that the tweets solely meant that he agrees with the president that the schools should reopen and that he intended his tweet about the president to be “unifying”.
He also said that the liberals tweet was meant to be sarcastic and was deleted after some time. He said, “I think we should be rooting for him to succeed because if the president succeeds we all succeed.”
He also informed that when he declined for the resign offer in the zoom meeting he was said that his last date would be July 17.
“These are difficult times in our community and across our country. When issues arise, there’s a temptation to view items through the lens of our fractured political discourse.
Walled Lake encourages students and staff members to engage each other with mutual respect and civility,” said Judy Evola, the director of community relations for the district.