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West Clermont teacher on administrative leave after Facebook posts


A teacher is on administrative leave after social media comments she made bashing the president. The Facebook post centers around the parade for President Donald Trump that happened over the weekend.

Chris Hicks, a Clermont County man who runs a “watchdog” Facebook page, says he was sent the teacher’s post. “The role of a teacher, they’re not regular citizens. They’re not editorial pundits. They’re government employments that we trust to raise and nurture our children and develop their minds,” according to Mr. Hicks.

The school district said in a statement that it is investigating all of the facts and the law and that the teacher will remain on leave while the investigation is ongoing. “We acknowledge the right of our professional staff to speak on issues of public concern. However, we must balance those rights against the interests of the district and the efficient operations of our schools.”