Texas school board votes to fire teacher who asked Trump to deport undocumented students

A Texas school board on Tuesday unanimously voted to terminate a teacher who used social media to ask President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE to deport allegedly undocumented students. 

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported the Independent School District board voted 8-0 to terminate high school teacher Georgia Clark. The teacher had been put on paid administrative leave last week after being tied to a string of tweets asking Trump to remove the "illegals from Fort Worth." 

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In one tweet to Trump, since deleted, Clark said the "district is loaded with illegal students from Mexico" and the high school she works at "has been taken over by them." 

The Star-Telegram reports that after the vote Superintendent Kent P. Scribner said other allegations came to light after the tweets.

"Fort Worth serves 86,000 students, and it is our goal that we treat each one with dignity and respect, and based on the information that we have, we think this is the most responsible recommendation at this time," Scribner reportedly said. 

More than a dozen immigrant allies attended the meeting, with 15 people speaking in support of Clark's termination and none in support of Clark, according to the Star-Telegram. 

Clark has 15 days to seek an appeal with the state, according to the Star-Telegram. 

If Clark chooses to appeal, her case moves to an appeal phase with the Texas Education Agency and she may request a due process hearing. After a hearing officer listens to both sides, the school board would again vote based on the recommendation of the hearing officer, the Star-Telegram reports.