A Georgia high school teacher who was placed on administrative leave from the classroom after comparing President Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” to a swastika is speaking out for the first time since video of the exchange went viral.

Trending: Reporter Shares Details of FBI Raid of Mar-a-Lago, And Why News of KGB-Style Raid Didn’t Leak Earlier In the Day

Lyn Orletsky, a teacher of five years at River Ridge High School in Woodstock, was seen on video kicking two students out of her class after they refused to turn their shirts bearing the pro-Trump slogan inside out. She was also heard saying it had nothing to do with Mr. Trump, but the slogan itself, which she compared to a swastika.

Use promo code FedUp at checkout and save big on MyCoffee.

Ms. Orletskytold the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an interview Thursday morning that she thought the shirts would be offensive to minority students in the class: “This was not political”

“I told the boys, in light of everything that has happened [in Charlottesville, Virginia], I don’t think this is an appropriate slogan to be wearing at school. Could they please go to the restroom and turn the shirt inside out?” she said.

“People can wear President Trump T-shirts, it’s the statement, ‘Make America Great Again’ that’s the problem.”

The video went viral and the Cherokee County School District reportedly became the target of threatening emails. The district apologized for the teacher’s behavior and announced that she would be placed on administrative leave indefinitely.
Read more: WT

Join The Conversation. Leave a Comment.

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.