A California educator is being explored for claiming she eliminated the United States flag from her class and also encouraged students to rather promise loyalty to a gay satisfaction banner, district officials claimed.
The teacher, identified in records as Kristin Pitzen, said in video clip shared Friday on Twitter by the \"Libs of TikTok\" that her trainees have alternatives as they recite the Pledge of Allegiance throughout her third-period English class.
\" I always tell my class, stand if you feel like it, do not stand if you seem like it, state the words if you want, you do not have to say the words,\" Pitzen said in the viral TikTok article. \"So my course decided to stand, but not state the words. Totally penalty.\"
However that ended up being an issue since the educator's classroom did not have a United States flag, which she removed during the pandemic because it made her \"feel uncomfortable,\" Pitzen murmured on the clip.
\" I loaded it away and also I do not understand where, as well as I haven't located it yet,\" a giggling Pitzen proceeded. \"Yet my child today goes, 'Hey, , it's kinda unusual that we just stand and after that, you know, we state it to absolutely nothing.' And also I'm like, 'Oh well, you understand, I got ta discover it, like, I'm working with it, I got you.'\"
Pitzen then shook her head and also stated she told the student that a flag was undoubtedly in the classroom that he might \"pledge [his] obligation to\" prior to moving the cam to a gay pride banner hanging on a wall surface.
The Newport-Mesa Unified Institution Area stated in a declaration Saturday that one of its educators was under investigation for the debatable clip.
\" Showing respect for our nation's flag is a crucial value our district infuses in our students and is an expectation of our workers,\" district authorities claimed. \"We take this issue seriously as well as are examining as well as addressing it.\"
District spokesperson Annette Franco decreased to recognize the teacher when gotten to early Monday by The Blog post.
\" We take issues such as this seriously and also are acting to resolve it,\" Franco wrote in an email. \"No more info right now.\"
Pitzen, at the same time, was identified Sunday by Fox News as the teacher that published the clip. She has actually because removed the initial TikTok video from her account, where one blog post stayed as of Monday.
\" The American flag makes me feel uncomfortable,\" she created in message on the silent 10-second message.
A message left on a phone noted to Pitzen in Long Beach was not promptly returned Monday. In an earlier video found by the \"Libs of TikTok\" Twitter account, Pitzen showed off lots of gay satisfaction banners in her class during Pride Month while wearing rainbow suspenders as well as jewelry.
\" I'll never ever not be awkward, that's fun for me,\" Pitzen claimed throughout her self-guided classroom scenic tour. \"Pleased Satisfaction, every person, it's June 1, the begin of Pride Month, here's what I got going in my classroom ... I promise allegiance to the queers.\"