McNeil teacher placed on leave after mocking student who supported Trump, officials say


A McNeil High School teacher was placed on administrative leave for mocking a student who supported President Donald Trump, according to officials with the Round Rock school district.

District officials declined to identify the teacher, but said she is an Advanced Placement science teacher.

“In Round Rock ISD, our goal is to create a classroom environment where students feel safe and respected,” school district spokeswoman Jenny LaCoste-Caputo said. “As soon as the alleged incident in question was brought to the district's attention, the teacher was removed from the classroom, pending review, and remains on administrative leave as appropriate action is considered.”

The teacher mocked the student on Wednesday, and it was reported to the school’s principal on Thursday, LaCoste-Caputo said. Officials interviewed the teacher on Friday, and she has not returned to the classroom since that day. 

KVUE-TV, the American-Statesman’s news partners, interviewed the mother of the student


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