A California teacher was placed on administrative leave after being caught yelling on a Zoom video and ranting about parents in another session.
Video recordings of the incident were uploaded on social media. They showed a San Marcos Unified School District high school teacher going on a rant. The Reopen California Schools Twitter account was responsible for sharing footage of the incidents.
One of the videos showed one person asking about a “white student union.” The high school teacher proceeds to yell at the individual, saying they did not need a white student union as they were getting everything.
The incident involved the teacher and one of her students, Reopen California Schools said. The second video showed the educator ranting off about the parents of her student.
“If your parent wants to come talk to me about how I’m not doing a good enough job in distance learning, based on what you need as an individual, just dare them to come at me. Because I am so sick to my stomach of parents trying to tell educators how to do their job. I have never once gone to a doctor’s appointment and tried to tell my medical health provider how to treat me. You know why? Because I know nothing about that. I didn’t get my degree in medicine,” she said.
After the speech, the teacher apologizes for her behavior and her rant. She later said it was her “go off” period.”
In a statement, the San Marcos Unified School District in Southern California said they have placed the high school teacher on leave. They said she will be “afforded due process,” NBC News reported.
“We are deeply concerned about the recent videos that have surfaced regarding one of our employees; this is a matter that we take very seriously and it is receiving our highest scrutiny. As a personnel issue that is under investigation, and consistent with district practice, we are limited in the amount of information that we can share,” said District Spokesperson Jennifer Machado.
However, media outlets identified the teacher as San Marcos High School English teacher Alissa Piro.