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Texas Teacher Is Fired After Tweeting at Trump to Get Rid of ‘Illegal Students’

A Texas teacher who publicly complained to President Trump on Twitter about the “illegal students” in her school district has been fired after a vote by the school district board late Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News reports. Georgia Clark, an English teacher at Carter-Riverside High School, tweeted at Trump’s account in May that Fort Worth Independent School District was being “loaded” with undocumented students. “Anything you can do to remove the illegals from Fort Worth would be greatly appreciated,” she wrote, according to The Washington Post. Clark also reportedly asked Trump to protect her identity, claiming Texas “will not protect whistle blowers” and Mexicans did not “honor our flag.” According to documents from the district, Clark told an investigator she thought her tweets were private messages to the president’s account. The school district’s board voted Tuesday night to fire Clark.

District records obtained by local news station KXAS also indicate Clark had been under investigation for immigration-related remarks, including one instance where she called a group of students “Little Mexico” and demanded a student show their “papers saying [they are] illegal” when they asked to use the restroom.