The Hubbard Radcliffe Community School District said Saturday the district has placed a staff member on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. The investigation comes after the district was made aware of an alleged incident involving what it deemed “inappropriate statements” made by the staff member in a classroom setting on Friday, April 22.
The Iowa Standard has been told by multiple sources the staff member is a sixth-grade teacher called Paul Miller. The district, however, does not name Miller in its press release.
We reported on this incident Saturday, April 23 at noon. But it turns out there is more to the story.
Miller allegedly told students Trump supporters should be shot in the head and sent to jail prior to students recording Miller’s words, which can be heard below. Note he starts his comments by saying he may have said something in hyperbole. Then he elaborates after that without referring to what he said previously — only noting he “should not” have said it.
Here is additional audio:
The child is actually engaged by Miller and singled out.
“What’d you say, Noah,” Miller said. “Hey, let’s have a serious conversation. Close the damn Chrome books, let’s have the conversation. What do you say about Biden?”
The child can be heard telling the teacher the serious conversation is over and it ended a long time ago.
“When,” Miller asks.
“When you said Biden is actually the good guy,” the child says.
Miller asks what the child means that Biden is a bad guy. And there is banter back and forth.
The district is asking for the community’s “patience” as it collects the facts and investigates the incident.
“When additional information is available, a follow up communication will be shared,” the district statement said.