Until just a few months ago, the alleged Facebook profile of Dan Close was left public and viewable to everyone.
It has since been made private, reported Buzzfeed News.
Paula Washington, a retired elementary school teacher, was so disgusted by his posts that she called the Dewey Public School System’s Superintendent Vince Vincent to complain.
“I told him how objectionable it was. I told him how a teacher has an obligation to express facts — especially a history teacher, to teach facts without opinion. The vitriol and the complete hatred that he had shown on his Facebook page had not only been seen by his students, but students all over the country,” Washington told BuzzFeed News.
“Had it not been associated with his work, I would support his First Amendment rights, but I also know he represents the educational system for which he works, and I couldn’t mesh the two,” Washington added.
Neither Close nor the school have commented on these allegations. As far as anyone knows, he is still teaching at the school.
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