A teacher in Michigan was fired after he tweeted a message that said "Trump is our president." It's unclear if there was any other underlying issues, but shortly after this teacher's administration caught wind of his message, they brought him in for a chat and he was later unemployed, and this was after his tweet was posted.
His name is Justin Kucera and he teaches high school social studies at Walled Lake and coaches varsity baseball.
Kucera gave a statement to the Free Beacon about his situation.
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"I was required to meet with [human resources], the superintendent, and my principal [on July 10]. They initially took my statement on why I tweeted those tweets and they told me they would have a decision about my future employment in the upcoming days. When they completed the meeting, I was told I had the option to either be fired or resign." Kucera said.
Neither the school district nor the principal responded to requests for comment.
Kucera said the statement that cost him his job was intended to unify, rather than divide.
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"I know a lot of people are just rooting for Trump to fail, and I don't think that anybody should do that," Kucera said. "Agree with him or not, you should want the president to do well. I apologized that [my tweet] brought so much negative attention, but I'm not sorry for what I said."
Numerous students have expressed their opinions on Kucera, with many of them being supportive and liking him as a teacher or coach.
Normally something like this would not cause a teacher to get fired. Kucera had union support, but there seems to be something missing from this story. Was he posting this from a school affiliated Twitter account that was to remain apolitical? We are unsure.
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Was there more messages or a history of posts and warnings from the school? That is also unclear.
What is clear is that this particular teacher posted a comment saying Trump is president and shortly after, he wasn't a teacher for that district any longer, per his recount of what happened.