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A substitute teacher from Utah was fired after she allegedly told a classroom full of fifth- graders that " homosexuality is wrong " during a Thanksgiving exercise about gratitude. Students at Deerfield Elementary School in Cedar Hills, Utah, said she launched into an angry anti-gay rant when.
A substitute teacher has been fired after she told an 11-year-old boy that he shouldn't be thankful for his adoptive dads because homosexuality is a 'sin'. The teacher , who has not been named, allegedly went on a homophobic rant in front of a classroom of fifth graders at Deerfield Elementary School in
A substitute teacher from Utah was fired after she allegedly told a classroom full ofduring a Thanksgiving exercise about gratitude.
Students at Deerfield Elementary School in Cedar Hills, Utah, said she launched into an angry anti-gay rant when a classmate expressed that he was thankful for his two fathers. The school confirmed the incident in a statement to ABC News on Sunday.
"When our son Daniel answered the substitute teacher's question, 'What are you thankful for?' with, 'I'm thankful for finally being adopted by my two dads,' the teacher went on to sharing her own views on homosexuality and that it’s wrong," Louis van Amstel, one of the boy's dads, said on.
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Students later said that the substitute snapped, “Why on earth would you be happy about that?” “She also tried to blame our son,” said one of the boy’s dads, Louis van Amstel, “and told him that it Alpine School District spokesman David Stephenson said he cannot speak about personnel issues
Students later said that the substitute snapped, “Why on earth would you be happy about that ?” I know it's easy to get beat down by the teacher , but how awesome is it that three 5 th graders stood I feel this exact scenario is why all throughout my school years, I barely ever heard a substitute speak
"I’m truly disgusted that the bully in this situation is a teacher in a public school," he added.
The rant lasted for about 10 minutes with the teacher lamenting about why "homosexuality is wrong" until three students went to notify the school's principal, according to van Amstel. The three students had asked her to stop multiple times, but she refused, he said.
Van Amstel, a professional choreographer who has appeared on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," said the school notified him immediately after the incident unfolded, saying the teacher had been removed from the classroom.
"You can imagine why that set us off and we are not letting this go," van Amstel said in a video posted online on Nov. 22. "I am so proud of Daniel's school. Not only did they let go of the teacher, but they said this woman is never going to teach in this school ever again."
Utah teacher tells boy, excited to be adopted by 2 dads, it's 'nothing to be thankful for'
A Utah substitute teacher was fired after she allegedly told a student who said he was thankful for his soon-to-be adoptive fathers it was "nothing to be thankful for" — and lectured the class about how homosexuality is sinful. © Provided by FOX NewsThe unidentified teacher, who was working at Deerfield Elementary School in Cedar Hills in late November, asked a class of fifth-graders what they were thankful for this year ahead of Thanksgiving. One boy, an 11-year-old identified as "D.M.," said he was thankful he was "finally going to be adopted by my two dads.
Students later said that the substitute snapped, “Why on earth would you be happy about that ?” For the next 10 minutes she lectured the 30 kids in the class about her own views, how “ homosexuality is wrong ” and “two Those who substitute make a day if they’re unlicensed and if they are.
A substitute teacher at Deerfield Elementary School has been fired after telling a student homosexuality is wrong . Daniel, was telling the class he was thankful for his soon to be adoptive dads, Josh and Louis van
Kelly Services, which provides substitutes teacher for the Alpine School District, confirmed that the teacher had been fired in a statement to ABC News on Sunday.
“We are concerned about any reports of inappropriate conduct and take these matters very seriously," a spokesperson for the agency said. "We conducted an investigation and made the decision to end the employee’s relationship with Kelly Services."
Alpine School District spokesman David Stephenson did not share details about how the situation unfolded, but he did confirm that the school had a problem with one of its substitute teachers.
"I can confirm that there was a situation involving a substitute," Stephenson told ABC News on Sunday. "The school took appropriate action that day based upon their investigation."
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