Antelope Elementary School District investigating Red Bluff teachers viral TikTok

The Antelope Elementary School District called the TikTok offensive and inexcusable.

Posted: Oct 22, 2021 4:23 PM
Updated: Oct 22, 2021 8:52 PM

RED BLUFF, Calif. - The Antelope Elementary School District is investigating a statement made on TikTok by a teacher, according to a statement made by the school district.

Stacy Pearce, a teacher at Berrendo’s Middle School in Red Bluff, posted a video on TikTok wearing what she called was a “Yellow Star protest.”

“Why am I wearing this yellow star on my chest? In Nazi Germany, the Jews were required to wear this yellow Star of David on their clothing to identify them, to humiliate them, and to isolate them, what's happening today is not much different in our school system,” Pearce said in the video.

RELATED: Red Bluff teacher goes viral on TikTok for comparing COVID-19 vaccine mandate to the Holocaust

The school district said it seeks to educate children in a respectful environment for each other, the community and humankind.

“It is unthinkable to trivialize the systematic persecution, torture, and murder of 6 million people by comparing it to a vaccination requirement in a time of pandemic,” said Jim Webes, the superintendent of the school district, in a public statement. “Appropriating the profound trauma of Jewish history in order to make some political point is offensive and inexcusable -- particular in an institution that shapes the minds of our future.”

The school district statement is found below.

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