Remove Insurrectionist Supporting Teacher From Susquehanna Township School District

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Remove Insurrectionist Supporting Teacher From Susquehanna Township School District

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Valerie Bailey started this petition to Susquehanna Township School Board and

On January 6, 2021 a group of insurrectionists stormed the United States Capitol building. Thousands of Trump supporters descended on the day of the Electoral College certification in an effort to intimidate lawmakers and interrupt the democratic process.  Among these antidemocratic intimidators was Jason Berry, an elementary school gym teacher at Susquehanna Township School District. 

STSD was recently named the 15th most diverse school district in the entire country. Susquehanna Township states on its website that "Our diversity is our strength" and the school district is responsible for maintaining a safe environment for students regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc. 

Jason Berry posted a video on his personal Facebook of himself participating in the insurrection on Wednesday.  In the video he can be seen maskless singing into a crowd of many other maskless insurrectionists.  This complete disregard for the intensifying international pandemic poses extreme risk to the community, especially the children he teaches.

We are calling for the removal of Jason Berry for the safety of the elementary students he is influencing on a daily basis. Jason Berry does not represent the love STSD has for its diverse student body or the extensive effort the district has taken to protect students from the COVID-19 virus.

Allentown School District suspended a teacher for participating in these same US Capitol Riot. Due to the statement put forth on STSD's website, we find the District is not listening to the voices of the community it represents.  

As alumnae of the Susquehanna Township School District and fellow community members, we feel a duty to protect and instill the values we were taught by the District. Individuals who partake in events that are destructive to our values and all American values should be held accountable for their actions. Please join us in our concern for the STSD community and sign this petition. 

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