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Fountain Hills school board fires longtime elementary teacher, Pam Aister

Editors Opinion – Yesterday we reported on a student suspended for standing up to a bully.  Today we have a teacher fired for doing the same thing.  Yesterday’s school say that the student should “get an adult” involved.  Apparently that doesn’t work either.  The message of our modern education system seems to be bullying is bad but intervention is worse.

Source – ABC15

FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ – A Fountain Hills elementary school teacher said she took a stand to protect a student and it ended up getting her fired.

Pam Aister said one of her fourth-grade students was being bullied with racist taunts last school year.

“He was called the n-word, ‘monkey’, and ‘coon’,” Aister said of the unidentified student before a school board meeting Friday.

The incident happened in May, when she found a group of students surrounding the boy. She was afraid they were picking on him, so she intervened.

“If you pick on him, you’re picking on me,” she said she told the students.

The students then told their parents.

Aister was accused of telling the group to “shut up,” and saying that she had “heard about” one of the perceived aggressor’s “ugly face.”

Aister denied making such statements. But the district board did not believe her, and said it could not substantiate claims of racist bullying.

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