A student at Bret Harte Preparatory Middle School in Los Angeles, CA, caught a substitute teacher telling Latino students their parents will be deported after Donald Trump won the election:
“If you were born here, then your parents gotta go and they gonna leave you behind. You’ll be in foster care,” according to the recording made by one of the 6th-grade students.
The audio continues:
At one point on the recording, a child asked the teacher a question.
Student: “How are they going to find me?”
Teacher: “I got your phone numbers, your address, your mama’s address, your daddy’s address. It’s all in the system, sweetie. And when they come and there’s an illegal, they gotta go!”
Students and parents filed complaints to the school district after the incident:
“I don’t know how a teacher could say that to a kid?” one student’s father asked.
“I was scared because how can a teacher tell us that. He’s just rubbing it in that Trump won. We already know that,” said one student, whose father was undocumented. “I worry about my dad because I had a nightmare that he wasn’t with me any more.”
No matter how you feel about immigration or Donald Trump, this is just wrong. You don’t tell kids at any age that.DONATE
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