A Minneapolis Public Schools teacher was placed on leave this week for allegedly wearing a “Trump mask” to school on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death.
“We take these allegations and their impact on students very seriously. MPS is investigating a complaint related to this allegation and the teacher is on leave,” the district said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.
The statement did not include any information about the teacher’s identity or place of employment but reaffirmed the district’s commitment to fighting “bias, racism and microaggressions.”
“We want to be clear: Every student in our school deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. Creating a welcoming, affirming culture is part of our ongoing work as a school district, including addressing bias, racism and microaggressions,” said Minneapolis Public Schools.
“Each of our students have inherent value, and race and ethnicity are important parts of who we are and how we experience the world,” the district added.
Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death, which was commemorated by several schools with a nine-minute moment of silence.
This arrangement, wherein left-wing speech is promoted by school administrators while dissenting opinions are marginalized and punished, was recently adopted as the official policy of Rochester Public Schools.