The Natomas Unified School District, led by superintendent Chris Evans, has released a statement announcing that Inderkum High School AP Government teacher Gabriel Gipe will be relieved of his duties due to a Project Veritas investigation.
Evans said the district will be following the appropriate protocols to terminate Gipe’s employment.
“As of today, this teacher was placed on paid leave because of his actions and choices in the classroom. Natomas Unified will be taking the legally required next steps to place the teacher on unpaid leave and fire the teacher. By taking a day and a half to investigate beyond the video, the district was able to learn more facts essential to the next steps,” Evans said.
Evans stated that proof was uncovered showing Gipe went against district guidelines in several ways.
“From the evidence gathered so far, the teacher violated the district’s political action guidelines which are aligned with Board Policy and California Education Code. For example, in addition to inappropriate statements from the video, the teacher posted a sign supporting a personal decision for at least a local political issue, and possibly more,” he said.
“The teacher, using his own money, purchased a series of rubber stamps. These stamps include an inappropriate image of Josef Stalin with an insensitive phrase, as well as other stamps with Fidel Castro, Kim Jong Un and others,” he said.
The superintendent concluded by offering an apology to students who have felt their learning experience was negatively impacted by Gipe’s methods.
“Some students have shared that the teacher has stated he believes students will move to the left as a result of his class. That is unacceptable. Students are the ones caught in the middle of this. To those who have felt uncomfortable at any time in the past 3 years, we apologize.”
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