Brendan Stanton, a middle school teacher at P.G. Keithley Middle School in Tacoma, asked students who they admired and why. One student answered President Trump. The teacher replied “The example that was shared in the chat, which I went ahead and erased for us, was not appropriate right? Especially as that individual has created so much division and hatred between people and specifically spoken hatred to many different individuals, OK?”
His mom called him and he offered a variety of excuses, seemingly unaware that the mom had taped the exchange. She pointed out that she emigrated to the United States from Honduras. Stanton told her, “So you would understand.” The mom finally revealed she actually witnessed and recorded the incident. Stanton’s story then started to change. Multiple emails to Stanton, the principal of P.G. Keithley Middle School, and the district communications manager went unanswered.
Submitted: Mar 28, 2021