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4th-grade teacher gives students lesson in Trump-hating

Empower Wisconsin | Jan. 23, 2021

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — An Oconto Falls Elementary school teacher told his 4th-grade students that he hopes President Donald Trump will never be president again and that the former president should be “impeached by the Senate,” according to video obtained by Empower Wisconsin. 

The video, forwarded to Empower Wisconsin by talk show host Vicki McKenna, shows teacher Jeffrey Schullo giving his charges a very one-sided civics lesson on the morning of Inauguration Day, hours before Joe Biden took the oath of office and Trump’s term ended. 

“He’s kind of leaving in shame and not one of my favorite people right now,” Schullo says during his online class. The video of the class, which was posted by Facebook, was posted by a family clearly astounded by the teacher’s “lesson.” 

“He’s got a funny, power-hungry thing about him that’s just — and I hope you remember — that’s very uncharacteristic of a presidential person,” the educator says. “He’s done a number of things which are unconscionable and, let’s hope, I’m hopeful, he will never be president again.”

 

Schullo ticked off a string of personal political grievances, from his disdain for Trump’s handling of the pandemic to his inability to accept the result of the presidential election. 

“…(N)ever believing he really lost it, that someone robbed him of it. Wrong again. There was no voter fraud, there was no computer errors,” Schullo said. “He lost and he couldn’t accept it. He left disgracefully as a president, but he ruled disgracefully much of the time.” 

The teacher encouraged his students to watch Joe Biden take the oath of office, informing them that Biden would put his hand on the Bible and pledge to uphold the constitution, “which was not upheld” under Trump. 

“If people want to uphold the constitution, he should be impeached by the Senate, and we’ll just wait and see what happens,” Schullo said, exposing his own ignorance of the duties of congress (the House impeaches, which it has done. The Senate holds a trial on the charges against the president.) 

Oconto Falls School District administrators tell Empower Wisconsin they “are aware of the video posted on social media taken during a 4th grade virtual learning session earlier this week.”

“We are reviewing the content of that video and gathering more information relative to this specific situation consistent with District standards and policies,” the district said in a statement to Empower Wisconsin.

Empower Wisconsin is not releasing the video out of respect for the privacy of students depicted on the video who may not want to be identified. 

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