A Kindergarten teacher from Charlotte, North Carolina was fired from his job after an antisemitic tweet that he posted over the weekend faced flak from numerous people. On Sunday, Jarrin Wooten, a teacher at Sugar Creek, a K-12 charter school in northeast Charlotte, posted the tweet defending Adolf Hitler for his brutalities against the Jews.
“Hitler was trying to keep those demonic … Rothschilds and fractional reserve banks out of Germany and then we let those same ‘Jews’ come to America and teach us he was a terrorist … all I’ll say is look into it some more,” Wooten wrote.
Local channel WFAE reported that Charlotte schools Superintendent Cheryl Turner began an investigation into Wooten on Monday after his tweet was exposed by watchdog StopAntisemitism.org. StopAntisemitism.org is a part of a non-profit foundation that works to hold antisemites accountable and to create consequences for their bigoted actions by exposing the threat that they present to all Americans and showing how their ideologies conflict with American values, morals, and principles.
The organization receives tips from the public about antisemitic incidents, monitors media and social media to reveal antisemitism in all facets of American society, and educates the public about antisemitism through online platforms, petitions, and clear calls to action.
Speaking to the local media outlet, Turner said the teacher initially told her he was hacked, adding that such a tweet would be surprising from “a black male teacher who has experienced racism himself.”
A few hours later Sugar Creek board chair H. Bryan Ives III issued a statement saying the tweet was real and the teacher “is no longer employed at our school.”
The tweet violated the school’s social media and nondiscrimination policies, the statement said, adding that “hateful speech and discrimination against any person of any religion, race or color, will never be tolerated at Sugar Creek Charter.”
Following the incident, Wooten’s Twitter account has been deleted.