Officials with the Allentown School District in Pennsylvania have suspended a teacher who took part in the Wednesday protest in Washington, D.C., which led to a siege on the Capitol.
According to The Morning Call newspaper, the district did not identify the teacher or the school where he worked.
“We understand that many members of our community are upset by the image,” a letter from School District Superintendent Thomas Parker said. “At the same time, the district has an obligation to respect the First Amendment rights of our staff and students.
“Because of the emotion and controversy stirred by the events of January 6, 2021, the teacher has been temporarily relieved of his teaching duties until the School District can complete a formal investigation of his involvement.”
The letter cautioned the school district’s staff “to think carefully about what they share online and how it could affect their students.”
Meanwhile, a male protester who took part in the attack on the Capitol was fired Thursday after a photo showed him wearing his work badge during the demonstration.
Navistar Direct Marketing released a statement on Facebook confirming the employee had been fired, according to the Daily Caller.
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