In May, Georgia Clark sent a series of messages through her personal social networking account asking the president for “assistance in reporting illegal immigrants” in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) public school system.
Through the tweets, which were deleted, the concerned English teacher at Carter-Riverside High School railed against the school that had been “taken” by “illegal students from Mexico” and that “drug traffickers” were part of the school campus.
“Mr. President, Fort Worth Independent School District is loaded with illegal students from Mexico. Carter-Riverside High School has been taken over by them. Drug dealers are on our campus and nothing was done to them,” said one tweet.
The teacher explained that she decided to go to the head of state and give him her phone number, since the district and the Texas Education Agency did not respond to her request.
“I don’t know what to do,” she wrote in one of her comments.
From then on, however, the FWISD board put her on administrative leave and finally fired her on Wednesday.
When the case gained public notoriety, Clark decided not to comment further. According to FWISD documents published by The Washington Post, Clark did not know that her tweets were public, because she actually wanted to protect her identity by claiming that local school officials would not protect her.
The dismissal of the teacher generated the reaction of diverse social sectors in the social networks. For example, The Washington Post notes that through a Facebook group called Fort Worth Republican Women, members were asked to contact district officials to counter what they considered an abuse of authority.
“The students were offended by a teacher asking the President, Donald J Trump, to enforce the law so she’s disciplined?” the group wrote. “Would the same be true if another teacher supported illegal immigration?”
“FWISD has its priorities confused,” they concluded.