The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has thrown wide open the window into America’s public school classrooms.
The view is not pretty. The Dallas Morning News provides an example.
The paper reported on Thursday that a middle school teacher in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District resigned after a video circulated on social media revealed she wished death on conservative Christians.
The Blaze identified the teacher as Lisa Grimes.
The video, which was taken at the middle school, was posted by a group called Citizens for Renewing America. “Teachers hate you and your child, and here’s the proof,” the group noted in its post.
In talking to two other teachers, Grimes compared COVID-19 vaccines to those of the seasonal flu.
“So we’re vaccinating like the flu, which is, you know, get the flu vaccine if you want but you can’t — don’t ‘tread on me,” Grimes said in the video.
“But it’s too late. It would have had to have been immediate. If we would have done it immediately, it’d already be gone.”
“That’s what’s frustrating,” Grimes added. “The rest of my life is impacted because of politics? Because of conservative Christian crap?”
“I’m telling you,” she continued, “those conservative Christians, they need to die — they need to get COVID and die.”
The school district moved with remarkable speed.
The Morning News reported that district officials learned about the video on Wednesday.
They immediately placed the teacher on leave and told parents the investigation was underway.
A day later, Grimes raised the white flag.
“It is inexcusable to wish harm on those with whom we disagree,” district officials said in a statement to students’ families on Thursday.