A North Carolina Spanish Teacher at South Johnston High School has been suspended after students reported she interrogated them about their religious and social views and then separated them based on their answers.
Making matters worse, she threatened them to not tell anyone about it or she’d withhold college references.
From Joco Report:
“[…] The teacher at the center of the investigation is Julia Lopp, a Spanish teacher at South Johnston High School.
According to students and their parents, during a morning class last Friday the first-year teacher reportedly asked her students to line up on opposite sides of the classroom based on whether they did or did not believe in God.
After the students were segregated based on their religious beliefs, Lopp allegedly asked the students if they supported or were opposed to abortion. Then she asked her classroom if they were in favor or opposed LGBT rights and beliefs.
Lopp then verbally ridiculed students who lined up on the side of her classroom that believed in God. […]”
The more mainstream reporting of this event leaves a lot of ambiguity about just what the teacher’s angle was. The above accounts, though, make it clear where she’s coming from.
JCPS Superintendent Dr. Jim Causby released a statement to WNCN regarding the incident:
“This is an unfortunate incident and one I wish had not happened. It is never appropriate for a teacher to segregate students based on religious, political or personal beliefs. In fact, it is not appropriate for a teacher to even ask a student what their beliefs are.
Our school system takes very seriously the rights of students in these areas and students should never be instructed to not share classroom activities with their parents. The current incident is under investigation by our Human Resources Department and the teacher is currently suspended with pay while the investigation takes place. When the investigation is completed I will review the findings and determine what final decisions need to be made.”
This probably would translate into: “We got caught, we issued a statement. In a week the American people will be focused on something else and we can go right back to indoctrinating kids into socialism…”