Here’s the teacher: pic.twitter.com/A6VkEWNxhs
— Ryan (@ryan__5420) June 19, 2023
Can you even imagine what it feels like to be unappreciated?
A Jewish middle school teacher in Massachusetts has resigned after facing antisemitic harassment by a 12-year-old student – who allegedly made Nazi jokes and sent him a drawing of Adolf Hitler.
Morrison Robblee, 25, who taught social studies at Nessacus Regional Middle School in Dalton, told the Berkshire Eagle that the sixth-grader began making the comments after the teacher let his students know he is Jewish in February.
The child is now facing a misdemeanor charge of criminal harassment.
When Robblee tried to quiet his students one day, the boy began spewing homophobic slurs, so the teacher removed him from class, Insider reported.
School officials later held a “restorative circle,” in which the student, Robblee and an administrator reflected on the incident.
“The student didn’t actually say anything during the meeting,” Robblee told Insider. “That probably should have cued me that this was not going to end.”
In April, things took a turn for the worse after the teacher showed up in class wearing a yarmulke, a skullcap worn by observant Jews, for Passover – prompting the student to make hateful comments about it, according to the news outlet.
A few days after being sent to detention, Robblee said the boy gave him sketch of Hitler standing over a dead person labeled “Jew,” surrounded by swastikas and canisters labeled “gas.”
News outlet Insider said it has viewed the sickening drawing, which also featured the words “Sorry Jew,” in what the student said was an apology letter.
“He really wanted to get his point home,” Robblee told the outlet about the student, who was eventually suspended and removed from the teacher’s class.
But he told Insider that the harassment continued in the hallways and that the boy made jokes about the Holocaust, including gas chambers. He said the student also emailed him insults about his teaching.
The boy, who has not been named because of his age, faces a misdemeanor charge of criminal harassment.
Robblee said he filed a complaint with his union in May, citing an unsafe work environment, and told the Central Berkshire Regional School District in a letter that the boy would “further be at risk of a deeper radicalization of hate, one which will lead to violence,” the Eagle reported.
“I am not bothered by the ignorant comments of a child,” Robblee reportedly wrote in a statement to be read at a meeting to end the boy’s suspension. “I am bothered that, without proper intervention, this hate will continue to fester.”
The district later placed Robblee on administrative leave, citing the student’s allegations that the teacher made a face at him in a hallway, according to The Eagle.
Robblee told Insider that he stuck his tongue out at the student in a moment of frustration after the boy swore at him.
The teacher also was accused of speaking about the student in front of other children, but he denies that allegation, the paper reported.
It’s actually a serious fact that a boy who did this would be targeted by the school counselors to become a tranny.
No joke, man – 100%, that is a serious fact that would and is happening in real life: boys who act out in ways that women and Jews find offensive are being groomed for trans life.
Obviously, most of the kids are autistic. But this kid is doing upside down Gs, writes like a 7-year-old. Serious deficit going on here.
I do appreciate his refusal to appreciate this man bun Jew, no cap.
I feel that, homie.
Anyway, yeah – “criminal harassment.”
That’s a new type of banned speech that I think you’re going to be hearing a whole lot about in the months and years to come.
Charging a 12-year-old sets things off with a bang.
I don’t appreciate this at all.