— Canary Mission (@canarymission) February 19, 2017
A Texas pre-school parted ways with one of its teachers after an investigation into inflammatory social media posts against Jews. The Algemeiner newspaper reported that Nancy Salem, who was teaching at The Children’s Courtyard school in South Arlington, tweeted a number of hateful messages, including the joke, “How many Jews died in the Holocaust? Not enough.” Another tweet, directed towards a friend, said, “Have a safe trip Lulu. I love you baby girl! See you in 3 weeks! Kiss the Palestine ground for me and kill some jews! <3 #IMissYouAlready.”
The messages, which were posted back in 2013, were discovered by the Canary Mission, a watchdog organization that exposes anti-American and anti-Jewish rhetoric on the internet. Salem was one of 24 people associated with the University of Texas, Arlington chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine who were found to have posted hateful language against Jews and Israel.
Salem’s Twitter profile has since been disabled, and her pre-school began investigating after concerned parents complained.
The Children’s Courtyard school said in a statement obtained by The Algemeiner:
Our senior management team is working to address this matter. This in no way reflects the views of The Children’s Courtyard. We strive to provide an inclusive environment for all children, families and staff members. We also expect our employees to uphold standards of personal and professional conduct.
The Children’s Courtyard reportedly suspended Salem at first, but Wednesday morning, the school confirmed to LawNewz.com that Salem “is no longer with the company.”
Note: This article has been updated with confirmation that Salem is no longer with the school, and to clarify that the tweets were first posted in 2013.
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