Teacher fired after handing out ‘inappropriate’, ‘unapproved’ article to students, district says

A teacher in South Carolina has been fired after handing out unapproved content to students. (Source: WHNS)
Published: Apr. 18, 2023 at 1:13 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 18, 2023 at 4:24 PM EDT
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - A teacher was fired after school officials learned about the inappropriate article and unapproved content distributed to 10th students in class, according to Spartanburg School District 6.

According to the district, school officials were alerted about the incident that happened on Friday, April 14 at Dorman High School, and discussed the allegations with the teacher.

The district said during the discussion, the teacher who informed school officials that it was her personal choice to distribute an unapproved article and facilitate a discussion.

According to the district, the article was about an LGBTQ+ subgroup called the International Bear Brotherhood, that provides men a way to feel more connected to their identity.

After the discussion, the teacher was placed on administrative leave until an investigation was completed, the school district said.

Based on the information gathered, she was then terminated.

According to the school district, teachers recently attended a meeting that reminded them of the importance of having all questionable lessons and materials approved. They said the teacher that was fired attended that meeting.