Teacher's validity questioned after student's touching note goes viral
In April, news sources covered a story about a supposed teacher who received a beautiful note from a student.
"I wish more teachers was like you. I will never forget you. I look at you like my dad. I never met my real dad but it okay because you treat me like I'm your son," the letter had said.
As it turns out, though, the man who received the letter may not be a registered teacher.
Twitter user @mainey_maine, who later identified himself as Jermaine Stubbs to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), shared the alleged note on April 24:
Stubbs told AJC that he taught fifth grade Manning Oaks Elementary School in Fulton County. The district, though, has no record of him -- and Stubbs is not registered to teach in Georgia.
When confronted by AJC, Stubbs said he was a "parent specialist," then proceeded to ignore future calls. Stubbs told 10 News that he was a paraprofessional at Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy, but there is no record of that either.
Stubbs' original tweet had been shared by Essense, Ellen DeGeneres and other outlets.
He took to Twitter again on Monday to say that he has not spoken to AJC.
Stubbs went on to say that he has evidence and may even consider a lawsuit.
This is a developing story.
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