A kindergarten teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina was sacked after posting an abusive and antisemitic tweet that talked about “demonic” Jews.
The tweet, from Jarrin Wooten’s account, stated: “Hitler was trying to keep those demonic … Rothschilds and fractional reserve banks out of Germany and then we let those same ‘Jews’ come to America and teach us he was a terrorist…all I’ll say is look into it some more.”
After a Jewish watchdog group tied Mr Wooten to the Charlotte school, the regional superintendent began an investigation.
Mr Wooten initially claimed that his account had been hacked and said that, as someone who had “experienced racism,” he would not post such a tweet. Shortly after, the school board chair, Bryan Ives, issued a statement saying the claim was false and the teacher had been sacked. The tweet violated the school’s social media and discrimination policies, said Mr Ives adding that “hateful speech and discrimination against any person of any religion, race or colour,” would not be tolerated.