Two Cross Keys High School teachers have been forced out of their jobs after making comments about deportation of illegal threats in front of students and faculty after the election of president-elect Donald Trump, according to a report.

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution is reporting Diane Clark and Susan Petre were forced out after an investigation into their comments about illegal immigration. The majority of students at Cross Keys High School are Latino and Hispanic.

Petre was an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher, according to a comment by Leo Brown, DeKalb Schools Chief Officer of Human Capital Management, on school board member Stan Jester’s blog. 

DeKalb County Schools received reports of the alleged threats Nov. 10 and removed the teachers from the school.

“The two teachers in question were removed immediately from the school pending completion of the investigation,” said DeKalb Schools spokesperson Quinn Hudson in a statement. “Threatening, abusive behavior will not be tolerated in any way and such behavior will be dealt with without delay.”

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.