Look: 'Vote Trump If You Want Them Butchered,' A Teacher's Vile Islamophobic Posts Have Outraged Parents Calling for His Termination

Look: 'Vote Trump If You Want Them Butchered,' A Teacher's Vile Islamophobic Posts Have Outraged Parents Calling for His Termination

"Dan Close should not be allowed around children," said one person on Facebook.

Published January 6, 2017

  1. The past Facebook posts of ahistory teacher in Dewey, Oklahoma, have received much attention for their racist and offensive messaging

    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. 

    (Photo: Dan Close via Facebook)
    (Photo: Dan Close via Facebook)
  2. One of his posts in 2015 spewed hateful and homophobic messages about gay people being able to get married
    (Photo: Dan Close via Facebook)
  3. Although President Obama has constantly denied the claims that he is Muslim, Close wrote a post about the president, calling him the 'Imam-in-chief'
    (Photo: Dan Close via Facebook)
  4. During the election season, he suggested that people vote for Trump if they want Muslims to get 'butchered'
    (Photo: Dan Close via Facebook)
  5. Even though his profile was public, he made an offensive comment, calling his own students a 'county fair freak show'
    (Photo: Dan Close via Facebook)
  6. In one post, he suggested that First Lady Michelle Obama was not a woman
    (Photo: Dan Close via Facebook)
  7. The posts were discovered and reported by another teacher in the district

    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.

  8. Many people on Facebook are calling for his termination
  9. And some are even roasting him

    Neither Close nor the school have commented on these allegations. As far as anyone knows, he is still teaching at the school. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Dimitri Otis/Getty Images)

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