California school teacher says conservative students can “jump off a bridge”
An elementary teacher in California recently told students in a conservative club at the local high school to “jump off a bridge” after a student was filmed waving a “f–k Biden” flag on school grounds.
Kristin Usilton, who works for the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, made the comments in a video she posted on her Instagram account after seeing footage of a student waving the anti-Biden flag on Veterans Day, the Paso Robles Press reports.
“The Paso Robles Conservative club for the high school, you can go jump off a bridge,” she said. “I’m going to post what they thought was a great show of support for the veterans, who I’m pretty sure would be absolutely offended by what they did on school campus.” The post has since been deleted, Fox News found this during a search of her social media on Thursday morning.
An investigation has been launched into the video, which circulated around Paso Robles Joint Unified School District over the last week and then on social media. Usilton has worked for the school district for six years.
“And had the LGBTQ population done that or the Black or the Hispanic community members, we would have had our a– chewed out. Look at what they did today,” she continued in the video of the conservative club.
Usilton posted the following day that her comments should not be taken literally. “When I said ‘go jump off a bridge,’ I just meant go away, and I will not use that term again because of the incredible influx of messages I got about that. But if that’s what you focused on in that message, you’re kind of part of the problem,” she said in the follow-up video, according to the local outlet.
Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Superintendent Curt Dubost said that two investigations have been launched: one into the teacher’s videos and another into the student who was waving the anti-Biden flag.