A Texas teacher who tweeted asking Donald Trump to round up the illegal immigrants she said were taking over her school has been fired.
Georgia Clark was unanimously voted out of her English teaching job from Carter-Riverside High School in Fort Worth on Tuesday night.
In a string of tweets last month, she pleaded with the president to do something about the number of ‘illegal immigrants from Mexico’ at her school.
She wrote on May 17: ‘Mr. President, Fort Worth Independent School District is loaded with illegal students from Mexico.
‘Mr President. I do not know what to do. Anything you can do to remove the illegals from Fort Worth would be greatly appreciated.
‘Carter-Riverside High School has been taken over by them. Drug dealers are on our campus and nothing was done to them when the drug dogs found the evidence.’
She also gave out her phone numbers before adding: ‘Georgia Clark is my real name. Texas will not protect whistle blowers. The Mexicans refuse to honor our flag.’
The messages were posted on Clark’s now-deleted Twitter account, @Rebecca1939.
When confronted by school officials, she said she thought the tweets were private and could not be seen publicly.
On Tuesday night, an 8-0 vote decided her fate.
‘Once the tweets came to light, so, too, did other allegations, and it was my professional judgment that it was in the best interest of the district,’ said Superintendent Kent P. Scribner.
She plans to appeal the decision, her attorney said.
Clark, a teacher with the district since 1998, was placed on leave on May 29.
Public schools must provide education for children, regardless of their immigration status. They are no allowed to ask about a student’s immigration status or report them or their family.
Her attorney Brandon Brim has not commented.
It is not the first time Clark has been embroiled in controversy, according to reports.
She is said to have asked a student to ‘show me your papers that are saying you are legal’ in another incident.
In 2007 she allegedly kicked a student and in 2013 she was accused of referring to a group of students as ‘little Mexico’ and calling another ‘white bread’.
The Hispanic student population is nearly 63 percent in Fort Worth Independent School District, NBC reports.