A female teacher in Florida has been fired after she was caught disturbing Muslim students while praying. A video going viral shows the teacher shouting at the school students praying in her office.
She crossed them from the front and stepped on the hand of one of the students praying while he was prostrating on the ground. The teacher is heard accusing the students of doing black magic.
The video was shared on TikTok on Thursday since then it has racked up massive views on social media. The teacher unidentified in the video was fired from the school after the incident.
“Hold on, this is my office and y’all doing all this magic,” she said in the video. “I believe in Jesus, so I’m interrupting the floor,” the teacher said, before asking again why they were in her office.
The students ignored her and continued to pray. Someone else came in from behind and informed her that they are praying.
A teacher from Florida, U.S., has been fired after a video posted on social media showed her intentionally interrupting Muslim students as they were praying.
The incident happened on Wednesday at Franklin Academy, a public charter school South Florida. pic.twitter.com/MWVcqnCBd4
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In response to the incident, the school released a statement: saying “Earlier today, a very troubling TikTok video was shared with our leadership team. The video appears to show a teacher interrupting students during a moment of prayer. Upon receipt of the video, organizational and school leadership began immediately investigating the situation.”
The school added that it does not tolerate discriminatory behavior. “While we do not discuss personnel matters, we can share with you that the teacher in question is no longer a member of the Franklin Academy staff,” the statement continued.
“We thank our parents for partnering with us and trusting us with their child(ren) and their education. Through the continued communication that we foster as a team, our schools can only become stronger,” read the statement further.
The Council of American-Islamic Relations Florida chapter said that such incidents stress the importance of school staff having knowledge of the practices of other religions.