Susan Creamer, a teacher at Marritt Brown Middle School in Panama City, FL, is under investigation for taking to the internet to complain about her Christian students.
Creamer claimed the students harassed her because they said “God bless you” when people sneeze in class and have invited her to church.
The ridiculous rant was posted to a private Facebook group called “Atheists of Bay County.”
“There is a bevy of boys in one of my classes who are taking turns either inviting me to their church or leaving (anonymous) flyers inviting me to church events,” Creamer wrote, according to Christian Post. “Today, I found one on the A/V cart I use for a podium.
“Every time any child sneezes, they loudly say ‘God bless you!’ and look in my direction,” Creamer continued, attempting to play the victim card. “I have complained twice to my principal – one last month and once today. She has spoken privately to one or two of the little cretins, but is seems to do NO GOOD.
“I am feeling bullied and harassed … It has become intolerable. I don’t feel like talking with the parents will stop the inappropriate behaviors because, for all I know, the parents are encouraging them.”
Someone took a screenshot of the closed conversation and word got out, leading to a statement from the Bay District Schools reading: “Teachers are encouraged and trained, to keep clear boundaries between their personal and professional lives to ensure that the classroom remains a neutral and supportive environment.
Karen Tucker, a spokeswoman for Bay District Schools, reported Creamer is now under investigation for making inappropriate remarks about students.
When asked if the transgression in a closed group was really that bad, Tucker responded: “I don’t think it matters, because eventually someone else is going to see it posted, which is what happened. People were re-posting. If you said things on there, which she did, about students, no, I don’t think it matters.”
Rather than acting like an adult and professional by simply setting up a parent-teacher conference, Creamer decided to claim she was being bullied and now finds herself under investigation for calling students names.
One question, however, remains to be answered: How did students know about her religious beliefs?
A parent complaining to the school about Creamer’s offensive action stated: “First and foremost, she should not be discussing her religious preferences – or lack thereof – with any of these students.
“Had she not been proudly boasting of her atheism, these children would not know of her personal beliefs, and I would not be addressing this situation.
“Secondly, as an adult in a professional occupation, her choice of words to describe her students is completely unprofessional and completely out of line.
“Third, for her to seek out suggestions from a group on social media of how to handle her students (my children) has me outraged.”
There has been no update on how the investigation is going or what, if any, disciplinary action will be taken against Creamer.
By Kenya Sinclair