DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – The Superintendent of Douglas County Schools has asked the school board to fire a teacher over tweets she wrote last month.
Mountain Ridge Middle School teacher Michelle Grissom has been on administrative leave since January 20th following tweets accusing a student in Kentucky of being involved in a viral video of teens and Native Americans in Washington, D.C.
The tweets accused the boy of being part of the “Hitler Youth”. However, the student she tweeted about was not in Washington, D.C. at the time.
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Michelle Grissom, a social studies teacher at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been put on leave following her horrendous tweets about a Covington Catholic High School student. In her vindictive and indefensible quest to harm a student by “doxing” him, she mistakenly doxed the wrong student. “Doxing” refers to “searching for and publishing private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.”
She attempted to publicly smear Nick Sandmann, the teenage boy whom Native American drummer Nathan Phillips tried to intimidate, but she instead identified Covington student Jay Jackson—who wasn’t on the trip to Washington D.C. She tweeted these words:
EDIT: The correct middle school is part of Douglas County School District and is located in the very affluent suburb south of Denver named Highlands Ranch. There is a middle school of the same name that is part of Air Academy School District and that school is located in the far north of Colorado Springs in a good neighborhood within eyesight of the Air Force Academy.