A Texas (naturally) High School teacher has been placed on administrative leave after telling an American-born female Muslim student “I bet that you’re grieving” on the morning following the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed.
As if that weren’t bad enough, he also mocked the student by starting off his bigoted remarks with “I heard about your uncle’s death”.
She said, “The teacher told the student that ‘I bet you’re grieving.’ And she basically looked at him and said what are you talking about? And he said I heard about your uncle’s death and she said wow, because she understood that he was referring about Osama bin Laden being killed and was racially profiling her.”
The mother said, “The student ended up crying over what was said to her by the teacher and the teacher asked her why she was crying and another student said it was because of what you said earlier. And his response was, oh, OK, and just kind of smirked and giggled and walked away.”
The Clear Creek school district was quick to respond, confirming what was said and issuing a prepared statement.
The one bright spot in this story is that her fellow students stood up to the teacher for her.