HOUSTON (FOX 26) - A Houston teacher is out of a job after she was captured on video yelling at a couple following a traffic incident. That teacher spoke with FOX 26 News and says she learned that she was fired by email.
The teacher tells FOX 26 that she is looking to take legal action against KIPP Academy because the charter school company did not ask her for her side of the story.
KIPP Texas Public Schools - Houston released the following statement on Thursday:
Wednesday morning, we were made aware of a video being shared on social media where a KIPP employee is observed making racially insensitive and inappropriate comments while off-campus. At KIPP Texas Public Schools, we have zero tolerance for discrimination.
We immediately made the decision to terminate the employee. She no longer works for KIPP Texas Public Schools. We acknowledge the many social media supporters who shared their concerns.
We value each and every student and family that is a part of the KIPP network, and we do not tolerate discriminatory remarks of any kind. KIPP Texas Public Schools is committed to taking swift action in situations such as these, and we remain committed to our mission of preparing our students for choice-filled lives as they continue on the path to and through college.