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Teacher Says He Was Fired Over Pro-Trump Tweets

Walled Lake, MI – A public school teacher in Michigan is saying that his pro-President Donald Trump tweets got him fired.

However, the school district is disputing that while offering no reason for why the teacher was fired.

Justin Kucera, 28, was a social studies teacher and baseball coach at Walled Lake Consolidated School District, according to the Detroit News.

On July 6, he retweeted a President Trump tweet that stated schools must open in the fall.

“I’m done being silent. @realDonaldTrump is our president. … Don’t @ me”
According to the Detroit News, Kucera also responded with “Liberals suck man” to many of the negative responses to his tweet.

A few days later, Kucera said he received an email from district administrators that instructed him to attend a Zoom meeting regarding what he had tweeted, according to Fox News.

Kucera told them why he tweeted what he did and said everyone should be rooting for the president to succeed because then everyone succeeds.

The teacher said he was later told he had to resign or he would be fired.

Kucera said he wouldn’t resign and was told his last day was July 17.

The Walled Lake Consolidated Schools district denied that Kucera was fired over being supportive of President Trump, according to the Detroit News.

The school district would not say why Kucera was fired.

Kucera said union officials told him the tweets could be read “as impeding the business of the school, which would be grounds for firing,” especially since Kucera had the school’s title listed on his Twitter page, according to the Detroit News.

He said other teachers have tweeted negative opinions against Trump and haven’t gotten in trouble.

“It’s the equivalent of me sticking a Donald Trump sign in my yard,” Kucera said about his tweets, according to the Detroit News.

Written by
Tom Gantert

Tom Gantert graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Tom started in the newspaper business in 1983. He has worked at the Jackson Citizen Patriot (Michigan), Lansing State Journal (Michigan), Ann Arbor News (Michigan), Vineland Daily-Journal (Michigan), North Hills News Record (Pennsylvania) and USA Today (Virginia). He is also currently the managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, a daily news site of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Tom is the father of a Michigan State Police trooper.

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