As if we needed more reason to be worried about what our children are being taught, this story breaks.
New York assistant principle and 9th grade teacher Steven Lysenko took part in a BLM protest in Rochester.
Lysenko was seen yelling “F— the police” in a video he posted to Facebook Live.
He also said “They can f–k right off, America! F–k the police! F–k Rochester Police Department!”
The school eventually caved into pressure and have placed Lysenko on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Fox News has more on the school's actions:
The assistant principal of an upstate New York high school who yelled “F--k the police!” in a live video during the Rochester protests has been placed on leave after an “outpouring” of complaints, district officials said.
Steven Lysenko, a ninth-grade teacher and assistant principal at Spencerport High School in suburban Rochester, sparked outrage with his wild tirade against cops and the “s---ty-assed job they were doing” in a since-deleted Facebook Live video.
“They can f--k right off, America! F--k the police! F--k Rochester Police Department!” he shouted, before ending with a polite “thank you.”
Spencerport Central School District initially said Saturday that the scandal would be “addressed as a confidential, personnel matter.”
The district updated its action Tuesday, however, admitting it followed an “outpouring of emails, posts and comments regarding this matter.”
“Mr. Steven Lysenko is a tenured administrator with due process rights. He has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation,” officials said in a statement.
These are the types of people who are teaching our children.
Let that sink in...
Though the school has at least taken some action after the uproar, that still may not be enough.
One would imagine the punishment for a student who acted this way and recorded it to social media would have been swift.
Some are calling for Lysenko to be fired, as the New York Post reports:
After his expletive-laden tirade, Lysenko calmed himself enough to sign off with a polite “thank you,” according to the clip that started making rounds Sunday.
School officials in the suburban village addressed the uproar over the post in a message Saturday — while stressing the scandal will be “addressed as a confidential, personnel matter.”
“We apologize to our students, parents and community that you had to hear this language from one of our employees,” Spencerport Central School District said in a statement.
The district insisted it “stands in solidarity in support of racial equality and systemic change” and stressed that “we further stand in solidarity with peaceful protesters.”
“However, when a District employee uses language in public or on social media that does not align with our Code of Conduct or demonstrate appropriate role modeling for students, that is something that we will not condone,” the statement stressed.
“These statements by our administrator have caused disruption within our school community,” it conceded.
The response was not enough for some outraged at his tirade.
“Any Spencerport student with a similar rant on social media would have consequences. This is not respectful and encourages hate. Fire him,” Jeff Belles wrote to the district.
Let's hope the school handles this situation appropriately.
I know if I were a parent of a student at this school, I'd want nothing less than Lysenko's termination.