EXCLUSIVE: Lyn Orletsky Allegedly Fired Amid Backlash For Swastika Comments

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Lyn Orletsky, the Georgia high school math teacher that Turning Point News and Turning Point USA exposed for comparing Trump t-shirts to Swastikas was terminated from her position.

TPN was tipped off to Orletsky’s termination by an anonymous source from within River Ridge High School. Through this source, we have been able to obtain a letter sent to the parents of Orletsky’s students notifying that they have terminated her position and are starting a search for a new teacher.

Independently, Turning Point News was able to confirm that this letter is authentic and comes from a reputable source close to the situation.

 

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“The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you with an update on your child’s math class,” the letter signed by school principal Darrell Herring reads. “Ms. Orletsky no longer is your child’s math teacher, effective immediately.”

The letter also informs that the school is searching for an “experienced educator to teach these classes for the rest of the school year.”

Reportedly, according to the letter, Herring informed teachers and faculty at River Ridge High School of “all federal and state laws restricting political activity among teachers” at public, taxpayer funded schools.

“We are committed to providing your child with the best education possible to prepare them for future success,” Herring concludes.

In the past, Turning Point News reported that Cherokee County School District–the district in which River Ridge falls under–would not release any information revealing the disciplinary actions taken against Orletsky because state law prohibits such things.

Soon after the initial release of the video revealing Orletsky infusing her political beliefs into her interpretation of the district’s dress code policy, she was taken off duty and placed on leave.

According to prior coverage, a district spokesperson told parents:

“Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower is deeply sorry that this incident happened in one of our schools; it does not reflect his expectation that all students be treated equally and respectfully by our employees,” continues the statement. “…The Superintendent also is instructing all Principals to meet with their teachers and staff to review the dress code and remind them that their political opinions should not be shared with students.”

Update – 3:41 EST 9/8/2017:

“I can confirm that letter was approved by the Superintendent of Schools and sent by the Principal to the parents of all students in classes taught by the teacher named in it.”

– Barbara P. Jacoby, Chief Communications Officer of Cherokee County School District, in an email.

Update – 7:30 EST 9/8/2017:

Turning Point News reached out to the district to confirm that this letter suggests that she was fired. According to our source, Orletsky was fired; however, Jacoby pointed out that she cannot further comment on disciplinary actions against Orletsky because it is against state law (as pointed out above).

Jacoby said:

“Per State law, we can’t discuss ongoing administrative investigations or employee disciplinary action. Should the teacher resign or be recommended by the Superintendent for termination, it will be on a School Board meeting agenda.”

According to the Board’s schedule, the next meeting is September 14th.

This story is developing.

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  1. That letter doesn’t explicitly say that she was FIRED, just that she’s no longer teaching that class. It could be that she’s just been shifted to administrative duties, and with the backing of the teacher’s union, it’s probably damn near impossible for fire her for what she did.

    • Doug – If you read further it specifically states she was in fact fired.

      >>>”Update – 7:30 EST 9/8/2017:

      Turning Point News reached out to the district to confirm that this letter suggests that she was fired. According to our source, Orletsky was fired; however, Jacoby pointed out that she cannot further comment on disciplinary actions against Orletsky because it is against state law (as pointed out above).

      Jacoby said:

      “Per State law, we can’t discuss ongoing administrative investigations or employee disciplinary action. Should the teacher resign or be recommended by the Superintendent for termination, it will be on a School Board meeting agenda.”

      According to the Board’s schedule, the next meeting is September 14th.

      This story is developing.”<<<

    • Unions exist in right to work states. Right to work means that you can not be required to join a union to work that job and that is the only thing right to work means.

    • She wasn’t fired for being a liberal. She was fired because she made a stupid political comment.

      You don’t need to be a conservative or a liberal to be a good teacher. You just need to be a good teacher, and keep your politics out of it.

  2. It’s about time that things like this are addressed and firmly !! I commend this school district and for not bowing down to the lefts weird agenda !!!

  3. I wonder how much damage this women has done previously to the highly receptive minds of young children over the years. It’s no wonder so many of our youth are so wrong headed in their views of our country.

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  8. Comment:Poor little snowflake, what is she gonna do now?? I’m sure Californicate is looking for some good Libturd teachers. Or on second thought they are probably full up.

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