A trans teacher in Florida was finally moved from the classroom after being allowed to stay on campus for weeks despite allegedly threatening to shoot students.
The teacher, Ashlee Renczkowski, was removed from the Hernando School District (HSD) classroom after cops seized firearms from the individual’s home.
The trans teacher, who uses “she/her” pronouns, had learned of social media posts in which their “sexual orientation was being discussed negatively,” WEAR ABC 3 reported.
Renczkowski was sent to the school guidance counselor’s office in March after reportedly claiming to be having bad thoughts.”
The teacher also reportedly had “concerning comments about self-harm” and “suicidal thoughts.”
Renczkowski admitted they owned firearms and “wanted to shoot some students due to them not performing to their ability,” The Epoch Times reported.
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) swiftly responded to the incident and removed firearms and ammunition from the teacher’s home.
In a statement, the Florida Department of Education confirmed the teacher had been removed.
“Earlier this week, the Department was informed of a situation regarding student safety at a school in Hernando County,” the statement said. “Upon the Department bringing the concern to the Superintendent Wednesday evening, only then did the district remove the teacher from the school, effective yesterday, Thursday, April 13. Therefore, the teacher is no longer at the school.”
However, concerned parents accused the school district of withholding information from them.
In a letter to parents, the school said the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office investigation revealed details “not previously known by the school district” that “appear to conflict with information gathered at the time of the incident.”
“In light of this additional information, the school district will continue to investigate the incident and require further involvement by mental health experts,” the letter said. “As part of our investigation, we will take a hard look at all the actions that were taken on that day and in the days following the incident and determine if any steps were missed.”
The school district said the pending investigation may lead “to consideration of additional safeguards.”
Some outraged parents angrily responded to claims that the teacher was being targeted because they were transgender.
“Doesn’t matter whether they’re white, black, purple, green or a rhinoceros,” one father said. “I’m glad she’s a great teacher. She made a threat.”
Another parent responded, “Anybody that makes a comment like that should not be working in a school. If a student made that comment there would be charges pressed. The child would be expelled.”
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