A public high school teacher in Mesa, Arizona, is currently on paid administrative leave following allegations that they wore devil horns and exclaimed “hail Satan” to students while brandishing a pitchfork over their heads as they entered the classroom.
Bizarre Incident at Mesa High School
A shocking incident at Mesa High School in Arizona involving a teacher’s unconventional classroom behavior.
A Student’s Perspective
Sophomore Nathaniel Hamlet reported walking into his Mesa High School class one Wednesday and being startled by his teacher’s attire, featuring devil horns and a pitchfork.
“Hail Satan” in the Classroom
To further intensify the bizarre situation, the teacher is said to have loudly exclaimed “hail Satan” as students entered the classroom.
Nathaniel Hamlet described the varying responses from students, with some finding the act humorous, others feeling uncomfortable, and some simply dismissing it.
Crossing Personal Boundaries
The situation took a more personal turn when the teacher continued the act even after Nathaniel Hamlet asked him to stop.
Despite being told multiple times by Hamlet not to continue, the teacher allegedly persisted with the pitchfork and “hail Satan.”
Reporting to Authorities
Nathaniel Hamlet eventually reported the incident to his father, Chris Hamlet, who is a former Mesa Public School board candidate.
A Family’s Reaction
Chris Hamlet expressed his frustration with the teacher’s actions and didn’t appreciate the repeated nature of the behavior.
“What really tipped it over for me is he kept telling him no, and the teacher kept persisting,” his father said.
The Call for Consequences
Chris Hamlet, who shares Nathaniel’s Christian faith, believes the teacher should face dismissal for repeatedly subjecting students to this inappropriate behavior.
Consistency in Classroom Conduct
Chris Hamlet talked about the importance of maintaining a consistent classroom environment and how it applies to all forms of content, including religion-related or offensive themes.
The teacher in question responded to the allegations, defending the devil-themed outfit as part of Halloween spirit week and consistent with the theme of “dynamic duos.”
Trying to Have Fun in the Classroom
The teacher clarified that participating in spirit weeks is a way to engage with students and inject a sense of fun into the classroom.
School District’s Investigation
Mesa Public Schools swiftly launched an investigation into the incident after receiving word of the allegations.
As a result of the investigation, the school’s human resources department placed the teacher on paid administrative leave which is pending further investigation.
Parents Are Split on the Decision
While some parents acknowledge the inappropriateness of the teacher’s actions, they question whether firing the teacher is an appropriate response.
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