SANFORD, Maine (AP) — A Maine substitute teacher has been fired after telling a student he would get kicked out of the country if the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall is built.
Sanford School Department officials tell the Portland Press Herald the exchange happened in an 11th grade classroom at Sanford Regional Technical Center last week. The district fired the teacher following an investigation into the exchange.
In the video clip posted on Twitter , the student and teacher discuss the border wall. The substitute tells the student, “Oh, you’re getting kicked out of my country.” She later says the country has belonged to her longer and references President Donald Trump.
Officials are not identifying the teacher or student.
The exchange follows Trump’s recent incendiary remarks about Central American and African countries.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com
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