A Texas middle school teacher was placed on administrative leave this week after she was caught on camera wishing that conservative Christians would “get COVID and die.”
What are the details?
Hidden video caught a Colleyville Middle School teacher telling colleagues that political opposition to COVID-related mandates has prolonged the pandemic — and conservative Christians must pay.
The video was obtained by conservative radio host Dana Loesch, and the teacher who made the horrible accusation is named Lisa Grimes.
“We have a political system that will not allow us to [inaudible] so we’re vaccinating like the flu, which is, you know, get the flu vaccine if you want but you can’t — don’t ‘tread on me,'” Grimes said in the video as another colleague talked over her. “But it’s too late. It would have had to have been immediate. If we would have done it immediately, it’d already be gone. ”
“That’s what’s frustrating. The rest of my life is impacted because of politics? Because of conservative Christian crap?” Grimes continued. “I’m telling you, those conservative Christians, they need to die — they need to get COVID and die.”
The other adults who were part of the conversation did not object to Grimes’ horrible statement.
Texas Middle School Teacher: “Those Conservative Christians Need to Get COVID and Die”
What did officials say?
The Grapevine-Colleyville school district released a statement saying that “a Colleyville Middle School teacher” had been placed on administrative leave as a result of the incident.
“This afternoon, GCISD learned about an online video of a Colleyville Middle School teacher talking to two colleagues in a high-traffic area on campus. The sentiments expressed in the video do not reflect the views of GCISD or Colleyville Middle School. The teacher has been placed on administrative leave,” the statement said. “The District will continue to investigate this incident.”
While the statement did not identify Grimes as the teacher, Grimes’ employee page on the Colleyville Middle School website has been taken down.