Gabriel Gipe will be removed from his post as an AP government teacher at Inderkum High School, the school board announced on Wednesday. He was placed on paid leave that morning after allegedly violating the Natomas Unified School District’s school policies regarding displaying political material and advocating for political outcomes. After a hidden-camera video emerged in which he boasted about turning Sacramento’s children into mini-me revolutionaries, nearly half a million angry parents and viewers – either online or in person – turned out to air their grievances.
Gipe has earlier bragged about indoctrinating kids into the ways of Antifa in a clip released by muckraking conservative journalism outlet Project Veritas. In the ensuing uproar, the school revealed it would be “taking the legally required next steps to place the teacher on unpaid leave and fire the teacher.” The subsequent Wednesday board meeting, which was livestreamed online, was swarmed with angry parents, who clearly wanted more than the removal of one bad teacher.
One parent complained that “without warning, [her] daughter’s Constitutional law class was changed to a Social Justice class,” while others likened the lack of accountability to school board scuffles over mask wearing and sex ed.
“Parents are already freaked out over inappropriate sex ed and critical race theory, and now they find out that their kids are being indoctrinated and recruited by a teacher,” Marilyn Jackson, president of Christian group Pray4SafeSchools, lamented.
One student’s father even denounced the offending teachers as “evil,” declaring “there is no excuse for communism on American soil” and calling for a criminal probe. “I look at [the schoolchildren’s] faces and they are pure innocence, pure love!” he shouted, raging that “these evil people are putting stuff into them! This has got to stop.”
And he wasn’t the only one to think so, with close to half a million people tuning in on Periscope alone to watch the drama unfold. Indeed, the drama got so hot that school board members took a recess, returned, took another recess, and ultimately sneaked out the back door before anyone realized what they were doing.
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