“his family is fearful because of the backlash from the district’s statement that he says incorrectly connected him with the violent uprising at the U.S. Capitol”
Jason Moorehead, a teacher in Allentown, PA, for 17 years, attended the Trump rally in DC on January 6th. Although he did not participate in the Capitol Hill riots, he claims he was smeared by association and suspended from his job.
He has also been doxxed, and now his family is living in fear.
The Morning Call reports:
‘My reputation and character have been destroyed’: Allentown School District teacher suspended for attending protests says lawsuit is inevitable
The attorney for an Allentown School District teacher suspended after school officials learned he’d been in Washington, D.C., for the Jan. 6 protests said the district’s failure to correct a false statement in its news release means a lawsuit is all but inevitable.
Jason Moorehead said Saturday his reputation has been destroyed and his family is fearful because of the backlash from the district’s statement that he says incorrectly connected him with the violent uprising at the U.S. Capitol. Moorehead said that while he attended a rally for then-President Donald Trump in Washington that day, he was never closer than a mile from the Capitol building.
He said the false association with the deadly storming of the Capitol has forced him to delete his social media accounts, avoid answering the phone and keep curtains drawn at his house. He said his address and phone number have been posted online.
The notoriety has also cost him the trust and respect of students. Moorehead said teaching in the school district is the only job he has ever had, and he considers himself more than a teacher, leading clubs and coaching sports.
It looks like the biggest mistake Moorehead made was posting a picture of himself on social media:
Moorehead posted a picture of himself wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and carrying a Revolutionary War flag on Facebook with the caption “Doing my civic duty.” He also shared a tweet by someone else that said, “Don’t worry everyone the capitol is insured,” to which Moorehead added “This.”
Lehigh Valley News has a statement from a local official:
District’s Solicitor John Freund on Saturday told lehighvalleylive.com: “As previously stated the teacher has been temporarily reassigned while the district investigates the facts of his involvement in the January 6 the incident in Washington. A temporary reassignment away from teaching duties while the district investigates the underlying facts is standard procedure with any teacher whose conduct is under question. The teacher has not lost any pay or benefits. When the investigation is complete a decision will be made concerning his return to the classroom.”
Moorehead and his attorney appeared on the Michael Smerconish show this weekend. Watch the segment below:
Teacher Jason Moorehead was temporarily suspended while his school district says it is investigating his actions in DC on Jan. 6.
“I was there just observing firsthand to be a witness to a historic day and never was anywhere within a mile of the riot,” he tells @smerconish. pic.twitter.com/XsPB0zCJGx
— CNN (@CNN) January 23, 2021
You’ll notice that he went out of his way to say that his comment about the Capitol being insured was not intended to be a mockery of Black Lives Matter or Antifa.
This left me with one question. So what if it was? Are we not allowed to mock Black Lives Matter or Antifa? The left mocks conservatives ruthlessly. Every single late-night show is now based on mocking conservatives.
In terms of what’s happening with his school, Moorehead is right to fight this legally. Cancel culture will continue for as long as people allow it to continue.
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