Primary school teacher fired for twerking while on spring break

‘We’re Not All Saints, Get With The 21st Century:’ Primary School Teacher Fired For Viral Spring Break Twerking Video

A primary school teacher was forced to resign after she was identified as the woman in a viral twerking video taken in Cabo San Lucas during spring break. In the video, a woman is seen competing in a twerking competition in a bikini as fans cheer her on. The bikini-clad woman was later identified as a primary school teacher named “Miss Clarissa” that taught at a prestigious private Cumbre del Noroeste Institute. Once the teacher was identified by parents, people started posting images of the teacher alongside her students, pointing out that she is the woman in the seductive video. As a result, school officials told the teacher she must resign in order to ensure things cool down for the educational institute. However, the teacher says that everyone can’t be expected to be a saint and that the school needs to “get with the 21st century.”

The Daily Mail reported that a school teacher from Ciudad Obregon lost her job after she participated in a twerking contest. The teacher was on spring break in Cabo San Lucas in Southern Baja California, over 400 miles away from her home, when she took the stage to take part in a twerking contest. The bikini-clad teacher was seen dancing to the song “Rompe” as onlookers filmed the contest with their cell phones. Little known to the teacher, the video of her winning twerking performance would go viral online, and she would later be identified as a primary school teacher.

After the woman was identified, a number of parents from her home contacted school officials asking them to take actions against the teacher for the “inappropriate” dance. The teacher, who identified herself as Carla, says that she was called in to the school by school head Leticia Valle who was seated with a lawyer to go over the video. Carla says she was told that it would be best if she resigned as it would give the school time to “cool things down.” The teacher says that she was given no other option, despite having worked for the school for three years, but to resign. Now, the teacher is speaking out against being canned, noting that the school needs to “get with the 21st century” and understand that teachers have lives outside of school.

“I’m a human being like everyone else and at times people believe your profession defines you and you don’t have a life outside of your job, that you don’t have friends or family or free time. We’re not all saints and you can’t judge a person and question their reputation and their job over something like this.”

The scorned teacher says that she doesn’t see anything wrong with her dance, as she’s not “naked, having sex, taking drugs or disrespecting anyone.” She says that the school should not punish her for something done in her free time and that her dance is not something that people should “be afraid of.”

“I knew there were mobile phones but I never imagined this would go viral and anyway, I’m not doing anything bad. It was a dance competition, something like this doesn’t define me as a person, it was my free time and we’re in the 21st century. It’s not something to be afraid of, I’m not naked, I’m not having sex or taking drugs or disrespecting anyone.”

What do you think about the teacher’s claim that the school should “get with the 21st century” and not punish teachers for things they do in their free time with friends and family? Do you think the teacher should have been fired for the “inappropriate” dance or did the school take it too far? If she had a history as a successful teacher at the school, should that be considered when determining the punishment for an offending video?

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