4 science academics at Dumont Excessive Faculty in Bergen County, New Jersey have been suspended after a pupil screencapped a dialog they had been having in a chat throughout a faculty Zoom session in November.
Wrote one of many academics: “Why is that child with the homosexual gymnasium trainer?”
One other trainer replied: “Is that her adopted child? Who’s gonna be all f**ked up rising up watching 2 chicks kissing and calling them each mother.”
NorthJersey.com stories: “The suspension was introduced in entrance of a sparse crowd throughout the Dumont Board of Schooling assembly held in-person Thursday evening in the highschool auditorium. The district’s enterprise administrator, Kevin Cartotto, stated throughout the assembly the academics had been suspended pending the completion of an investigation and doable disciplinary motion. He added that state legislation doesn’t permit college boards to droop academics with out pay besides as a part of the tenure cost submitting course of.”
A petition calling for the academics to be fired has acquired greater than 25,000 signatures.
Dumont Mayor Andrew Bruno denounced the academics’ actions in a Fb submit: “I’ve been made conscious of some disturbing and very appalling feedback between Dumont Excessive Faculty Academics captured in a bunch chat shared throughout a zoom class. These homophobic feedback don’t replicate our neighborhood’s values, nor do they signify our beliefs within the Borough of Dumont. We’re an inclusive and welcoming neighborhood. We had been the primary Mayor & Council to boost the Delight flag in assist of our neighbors within the #LGBTQ neighborhood. Whereas there’s nonetheless a lot work to be achieved preventing towards inequalities and standing up for human rights, our educators mildew our kids’s minds, and these feedback don’t have any place in our schooling system. I’ve contacted the Dumont Public Colleges Superintendent, who has assured me that this incident is being taken critically and will likely be totally investigated. Dumont is one massive household, and collectively we should make sure that all of our neighbors know that hate has no residence right here.”