Michigan teacher won't let students watch Trump's inauguration
A fourth grade school teacher reportedly emailed parents Monday stating that he will not allow students to watch President-elect Trump's inauguration speech on Friday.
Brett Meteyer, who teaches at Explorer Elementary in Williamston, Michigan, will allow students to tune into the Inauguration Day ceremony but not Trump's speech due to the politician's "inflammatory and degrading" language.
"I am concerned about my students and your children being exposed to language and behavior that is not in concert with the most conservative social and family values, I have decided to show the inauguration Donald Trump this Friday, but we will not view Mr. Trump's inauguration speech," Meteyer apparently wrote in the email according to conservative radio jockey Steve Gruber, who posted the email to Facebook.
According to the Gruber, Meteyer also reached out to Trump's transition team requesting an advanced copy of his inauguration speech but did not receive a response.
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The email was forwarded to Gruber, who also has children within the same district, by a parent who was listening to his program, The Steve Gruber Show.
"As the son of a fifth grade teacher, it infuriates me when those in charge of our kids are trying to train them instead of teaching them," Gruber told Watchdog.org. "I found the letter to be outrageous!"
Receiving an overwhelming response from listeners after reading the letter on air, Gruber posted the text to Facebook to field other reactions.
"Facebook immediately exploded," Gruber said. "What kind of message does this send to kids? 'This president is a bad guy and kids should not watch him'? This is a piece of history and the kids should be allowed to watch."
Explorer Elementary Superintendent Narda Murphy, responded later to AOL News' request for comment with a letter she sent to parents acknowledging the "discourse" within the community regarding teacher-parent communications.
"The district administration expects teachers to present a balanced perspective consistent with the curriculum and demonstrate good judgement in their communications with families," Murphy stated. "Administrators do not preview nor censor communications sent by teachers."
"We do, however, encourage parents to dialogue directly with their child's teacher when they have questions regarding communication or instructional practice," she continued.
As of now, Meteyer has not returned AOL News' request for comment.