Florida teacher removed from classroom after being linked to white nationalist podcast
A Florida middle school teacher has been removed from the classroom after a report that she had been hosting a white supremacist podcast under a pseudonym.
The Citrus County School District, north of Tampa, announced Sunday that social studies teacher Dayanna Volitich won’t be teaching while officials investigate her after a HuffPost report that she hosted a podcast that shares white nationalist ideas.
“The Human Resources department was notified and an investigation was initiated immediately,” the district said in a statement Sunday. “The teacher has been removed from the classroom and the investigation is ongoing.”
HuffPost reported on Saturday that Volitich hosted the podcast “Unapologetic” using the alias “Tiana Dalichov.” She had reportedly used the same pseudonym on several other social media platforms.
During one episode, she talked about how she shared white nationalist ideas in the classroom and how she hid those beliefs from school officials, according to HuffPost.
She tweeted from the Dalichov Twitter account that terror attacks will continue “until we eradicate [Muslims] from the face of the earth.” The account also shared or interacted with tweets from prominent white supremacists like David Duke.