West Virginia High School Teacher Suspended with Pay for Insulting Muslims, Blacks on Twitter

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WEST VIRGINIA - A West Virginia high school teacher has been suspended with pay for her racist Twitter history filled with anti-Muslim and ant-Black rants as well as attacks on President Obama.
Mary Durstein, a social studies teacher at Huntington High School, was put on paid leave Monday, the Herald-Dispatch reported.
Cabell County School officials said several students flagged the teacher’s Twitter rants — which go back to 2015 — over the weekend.

The messages included support for a mass deportation of Muslims, condemnation of the Black Lives Matter movement and several attacks on President Obama.

Posting under the user name 'pigpen63,' among the tweets the teacher tweeted were;

'Who cares if we offend Muslims at least they keep their heads on tact [sic]. They're the enemy!' she said in a tweet dated July 18, 2015.


The high school teacher also retweeted a photo of a Muslim family that said “Deport them!.”

Durstein recently weighed in on a widely covered incident out of Chicago in which four black youths allegedly tortured a special-needs teenager and broadcast the attack on Facebook Live.

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