Texas Teacher Gets Fired After She Tweeted To Trump To Remove 'Illegal Students' From Her School

Texas Teacher Gets Fired After She Tweeted To Trump To Remove 'Illegal Students' From Her School

Georgia Clark thought that her tweets were private when she said she needed help pulling undocumented immigrants from her school.

A veteran English teacher from a high school in Fort Worth took to Twitter seeking help from President Donald Trump to pull out undocumented immigrants from her school. In a series of tweets, she makes it clear that she wanted her identity to remain a secret when Trump takes 'action' against them, according to The Washington Post


At a meeting on Tuesday, eight school board members voted unanimously to terminate Georgia Clark’s contract after more than a dozen people spoke out against her during public comment.


“Mr. President, Fort Worth Independent School District is loaded with illegal students from Mexico,” Georgia Clark wrote on May 17 on her now-deleted Twitter account, @Rebecca1939. “Anything you can do to remove the illegals from Fort Worth would be greatly appreciated,” she wrote in another tweet. 


Clark says she didn’t mean for everyone to see her thoughts and requests on immigration. She says she believed the tweets were private between her and the president. Which, quite apparently, was not the case. 

Clark also believed she was careful when she embarked on this clandestine mission.  “Texas will not protect whistle blowers. The Mexicans refuse to honor our flag,” she wrote. 

But the very public messages have now embroiled her school district in a scandal — and, less than three weeks after she authored them, they got her fired. 


“Ms. Clark stated she did not realize the tweets were public,” a Fort Worth Independent School District review said in a copy obtained by The Washington Post. Clark acknowledged the tweets were hers, the review said.

Tuesday's meeting was also an inquiry that substantiated Clark's “inappropriate behavior” in violation of district regulations. Clark was placed on administrative leave with pay on May 29, two days before the last day of school, Bond said. 


Clark, an English teacher at Carter-Riverside High School, has worked with the district since 1998, the review said and has a history of violations — including insulting her students’ ethnicity. 

Last month, when one student asked to go to the bathroom, Clark told the student to “show me your papers that are saying you are legal,” a student told investigators, which was corroborated by another student. 


The Supreme Court ruled in Plyler v. Doe that public schools are required to provide schooling for children, regardless of their immigration status. Schools cannot ask students about their immigration status or report them or family members to federal immigration authorities.


Clark’s tweets angered parents and others, prompting a response from district superintendent Kent P. Scribner.
“Let me reiterate our commitment that every child in the District is welcome and is to be treated with dignity and respect,” Scribner wrote May 29 on Facebook. 


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