A McNeil High School teacher is facing backlash after reportedly mocking a student who supports President Donald Trump.
The student’s parents, who asked not to be identified for privacy, told KVUE the teacher vocalized her hatred for Trump and ridiculed their son in the middle of an AP science class.
“She said, ‘By the way, I hate Donald Trump with a burning passion and he is a complete douchebag’ to a class full of seniors in high school,” said the student’s mom.
The mother said students immediately looked at her son for his reaction, since he’s been openly supportive of Trump and his tax plan. The teacher took notice and began directing ridicule at him.
“Oh, it seems like I have a table full of Trumpies over there,” she said, according to the student’s mother.
The teacher then repeatedly questioned her son about his political beliefs, despite the student making it clear he did not want to discuss them in science class.
“I’m not sure why she was that angry,” said the student’s mom. “She continued to call my son ‘Trumpy’ as opposed to his name. If she had a question, she said ‘Hey, Trumpy, do you have an answer to this,’ or, ‘What do you think, Trumpy?’”
After publicly mocking the student for his political views, the teacher had one other insult for him. “Now, you’re not going to fight me when we start talking about evolution, are you?” she reportedly said.
According to the student’s parents, the incident occurred within the first two weeks of school, but is only now becoming public because the teacher still works for the district. Round Rock ISD placed her on administrative leave several days after the incident, but the student’s parents want her permanently removed and have filed a formal complaint against the school.
“[My son] was embarrassed,” the mom said. “She completely undermined him, his intelligence, his belief, and his opinions. All of this should stay out of the classroom.”