The Texas teacher who was suspended for tweets to President Donald Trump about removing illegal immigrants from her school was fired Tuesday night, according to The Dallas Morning News.
The Fort Worth Independent School District board voted unanimously to terminate Carter-Riverside High School English teacher Georgia Clark "for good cause" during Tuesday night's special meeting.
Last week, old tweets written by Clark under the now-deleted username @Rebecca1939 called for the president to help do something about the fact that Fort Worth ISD is allegedly "loaded with illegal students from Mexico."
"Anything you can do to remove the illegals from Fort Worth would be greatly appreciated," Clark wrote to President Trump in one tweet.
Clark's termination comes not only after the Twitter incident, but after a series of disciplinary issues over the years, some of which were also related to anti-immigrant rhetoric.
- In 2007, she was disciplined for inappropriate physical contact, having been accused of kicking a student.
- In 2008, she was disciplined for unspecified inappropriate behavior.
- In 2013, Clark was suspended for allegedly calling one group of students "Little Mexico" and calling another student "white bread."
- She was under investigation for telling a student to "show me your papers saying you are illegal" when the student asked to go to the restroom.
She has previously been suspended and reassigned, and the district recommended firing her on a previous occasion. However, the superintendent made a deal with a teacher's association to keep her employed, according to KTVT-TV.
Some teachers spoke at the meeting in support of firing Clark.
"It's time for the school board to decide, which side are you on?" asked teacher Erin Moran. "The school board needs to act immediately to make sure this woman never teaches in Texas again."
"The remarks created a threat that will directly result in children missing the education to which they're legally entitled, because their parents will keep them home out of fear," said Mindia Whittier.
Fort Worth ISD's student population is about 63 percent Hispanic. Clark will have a chance to appeal the district's decision.