"It's pretty traumatic. I just hope that no teacher, no administrator has to go through something like that again," he said.
Well if they don't do something as pathetic as dropping the anthem from a publically funded school, they won't have to.
He did something really stupid, whether or not he had personal justification in his little noggin about it.... he's the principal of the school.... he's not in a position to make decisions like that.... when it's not a private school.
If he didn't want to play the anthem, he shouldn't have been so stupid to just take the matter into his own hands. He should have addressed the school board and asked first in order to cover his own ***.
He didn't think this through, he didn't use his damn brain, and this is the consequence of those actions..... whether or not those who threatened him are justified or not..... it should have been expected.
Millett has said that two parents objected to the anthem ritual on religious grounds, and that he and his staff took the necessary steps to foster an inclusive school.
Out of how many other parents?
What religious reasons? Extremist Muslim? I would have told them to go find another damn school if that was the case. What a piss poor excuse.... he for sure deserves to be fired.
He also bristled at the idea that students who did not want to be a part of the anthem's singing should step outside.
"Asking a student to leave the classroom every day at the primary level, I think that is unacceptable. That is not the kind of environment I want to create in a school where I'm at," he said.
Idiot..... tell them to stand and keep quiet. I have never heard of anybody having to leave the classroom during the anthem. Kids at a primary level don't have the right to choose.... they are just getting into the school, they have to learn and understand how it is run. I never had a say, nor did any other kids I went to school with.... what tripe.
"If I was a student I would not want to begin my day every day to leave the classroom and be separated from my peers."
They shouldn't have had to leave in the first damn place..... that's his own damn fault to allowing that to occur. Do you think I enjoyed it growing up? No.... but I still did it..... it was manditory, much like many other things about school. You can't simply pick and choose what you want to do in school, and if the anthem offends them based on some stupid religious excuse, then once again.... tell them to go somewhere else.
"I really don't know when I'll be able to return to work. [I am] personally devastated by this," he said.
"I don't know whether I'll ever return to teaching or a principalship again."
Good... gtf out.... he's devastated by this?
He's only got himself to blame, the damn armature..... he took these actions without covering his own *** by clearing it with the school board (Who told him to put it back afterwards) and he based his decision on two parents..... TWO!
And if they want to bitch and moan about the majority always having the say?
WELCOME TO A DEMOCRACY! That's how it works dumbass.....