“This type of ignorance should not be tolerated in our community and goes against the ethics that we as Americans come to expect,” the petition, which had 625 signatures as of Monday, stated.
River Ridge High School Prinicpal Darrell Herring sent the parents of Orletsky’s students a letter Friday, announcing she was not teaching their children, “effective immediately.”
Herring told parents the school assigned a substitute teacher and would continue to search for a new, permanent math teacher.
The school system would not say if Orletsky was fired.
“We can’t discuss ongoing administrative investigations or disciplinary action,” a statement said. “When a teacher resigns or is recommended by the Superintendent for termination, it is added to a School Board meeting agenda, which is a public record. The agenda can be amended at any time.”
In other news:
A Chicago teen's mysterious death has sparked a national outcry. Kenneka Jenkins, 19, left her home for a party on Sept. 8. Her body was found in the hotel freezer of a Chicago hotel. Police believe she was inebriated and stumbled into the freezer. Her mother does not believe this and is angry with the hotel for not helping more quickly. The mother also does not buy Jenkins' friends' stories about what happened. A cause of death is not yet determined.