Teacher Fired After Wishing Death On Conservative Christians

You can chalk this one up to one more instance of allowing personal thought and contempt getting the better of a person. A Colleyville (Texas) Middle School teacher, identified as Lisa Grimes by school parents, was caught on video expressing her thoughts surrounding the COVID vaccine and conservative Christians. She then crossed way over the line by saying that “they need to die.”

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You can chalk this one up to one more instance of allowing personal thought and contempt getting the better of a person. A Colleyville (Texas) Middle School teacher, identified as Lisa Grimes by school parents, was caught on video expressing her thoughts surrounding the COVID vaccine and conservative Christians. She then crossed way over the line by saying that “they need to die.”

In the video, which was provided by an unidentified family of the school, three teachers can be seen and overheard talking. While some of the video is inaudible, Grimes can be clearly heard venting her personal thoughts surrounding the “political system”, COVID vaccines, and “conservative Christian crap.” In the end, she was no longer employed by the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent school district.

In some of the verbal musings the Colleyville teacher was caught airing to her colleagues, she said, “We have a political system that will not allow us to [inaudible talk] so we are vaccinating like the flu.” Grimes goes on to compare getting the flu vaccine if wanted, but heaven forbid if you force the COVID vaccine on anyone. Her soapbox then takes her to claim that if we had wished to eradicate COVID, the vaccines had to have been immediate. She says to her fellow teachers that if it had been an immediate thing that “it’d [COVID] would already be gone.”

Then the middle school teacher begins to vent her frustration, which was caught clearly in the video.  “That’s what’s frustrating. The rest of my life is impacted because of politics? Because of conservative Christian crap?” Here, Grimes moves in closer to her two colleagues to drop her bombshell. “I’m telling you, those conservative Christians, they need to die, they need to get covid and die.” You can tell one of the teachers is uncomfortable with the direction of the conversation as she jumps in by saying, “I’m going to see my boyfriend.” You can see the entire exchange below.

The damage was done though, and the video circulated quickly. It hit social media like a thud, a teacher caught wishing death upon conservative Christians. The Twitter response was swift and brutal.

After the video made its rounds, the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent school district released a statement that Grimes, the teacher caught dropping her verbal bombshells, was placed on administrative leave. “This afternoon, GCISD learned about an online video of a Colleyville Middle School teacher talking to two colleagues in a high-traffic area on campus,” the statement said via WFAA News. “The sentiments expressed in the video do not reflect the views of GCISD or Colleyville Middle School.”

The day after the school district released that statement, they then provided an update stating that Grimes had resigned from her teaching position at Colleyville Middle School. The teacher caught is now teacher gone. Their statement concerning her resignation can be seen below.

This is not the first time the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent school district was embroiled in controversy. Last November, Colleyville Heritage High School’s first black principal, James Whitfield, came under intense criticism after he was accused of promoting and teaching Critical Race Theory. Hired in 2020, Whitfield lasted a little over a year before accusations got the better of him. He left the school district after they reached a settlement.

As for the teacher caught expressing her deepest feelings concerning conservative Christians, she has so far offered no response. No doubt it will be hard for her to walk back those comments. While Grimes was destroyed for the comments she made, not everyone took her to task. During a school board meeting after the incendiary video was posted, one parent came to her defense saying that they felt it unfair to hold Grimes responsible for something Grimes probably felt she was saying in confidence.

Another parent said, via CBS DFW, “Did anyone ever stop to think about why she said what she said? If you listen for a moment, I’ll tell you what I hear. I hear frustration. I hear exhaustion. And she isn’t alone. All of our teachers have been pushed past the breaking point.”

The concern now is for her students. The Grapevine-Colleyville Independent school district did say in their statement that all efforts will be made to ensure as little disruption as possible. Let’s hope that is what’s happening.

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