Tuscaloosa Teacher Investigated After Pro-Trump Image in Class

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A Tuscaloosa high school teacher is under investigation after projecting a pro-Donald Trump image in one of his classes.

A student took a picture of the image that Northridge High School math teacher Scott Johnson shared yesterday, the day after Trump won the presidential election. The picture was then circulated on social media.

The image shows Trump super imposed over President Barak Obama’s famous 2008 “Hope” campaign poster. At the bottom of the image are the words, “Obama, You’re Fired.”

In a statement Thursday, Tuscaloosa City Schools said it is aware of the incident and an investigation is underway. Johnson also has been placed on administrative leave.

According to the district’s policy, employees are forbidden from engaging in partisan political activities during regular school hours.

 

This story was updated following a statement Thursday evening from Tuscaloosa City Schools saying Johnson has been placed on administrative leave.