An unprofessional TikTok video that shows two middle school guidance counselors has gone viral after it was uploaded online.
The two middle school guidance counselors have been placed on leave as the video they made while flipping off the camera appears to have been attacking the parents who supported the removal of political flags from schools.
Annie Bynum and Erin Dobias made the TikTok video while lipsyncing to a song that goes “F*** you and your mom and your sister and your job and your broke-a** car and that sh** you call art” with a quote behind them that reads “I don’t think that flag should be [allowed] in the schools”.This is after the Oregon middle school banned political flags from their classrooms, including Pride and Black Lives Matter flags.
The said quote is an obvious direct message to the parents and school board who ruled to remove the political flags.
Newberg School Board Vice-Chair Brian Shannon said about the new policy:
“We don’t pay our teachers to push their political views on students, that is not their place,”
“Their place is to teach the approved curriculum, and that is all this policy does is ensure that that is happening in our schools.”
The said video was filmed in a classroom in front of a Pride flag that said “We believe Black lives matter, love is love, feminism is for everyone, no human being is illegal, science is real” and, funnily enough, the last line on the flag says “Be kind to all.”
The TikTok account of the counselors @crazybulldogs333, has since been made private.
After an Oregon school banned Pride & BLM flags, these 2 middle school counselors responded with this TikTok.
They have since been placed on leave. pic.twitter.com/TW5bSmeEaw
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) March 21, 2022
The Newberg School District released a statement via their Facebook page regarding the TikTok video:
Last Thursday, the district became aware of a highly offensive video made by two employees. As we stated last week, the employees were placed on administrative leave and the district immediately launched an investigation using a third-party investigator. The district is taking this situation very seriously and we will follow our policies and procedures as we complete our investigation into this matter. We cannot, however, share the outcome of a personnel matter publicly.
Language, gestures, and tone such as what was on display in the video are unprofessional and highly offensive. Regardless of personal views, our expectation is for our employees to maintain respectful and professional communication at all times while representing the district and our community. The use of school property, even if outside of school hours, should not be used for personal expression of the type seen in the video.
We continue to work towards creating a safe and welcoming environment in our schools that is free from bullying, and reduces mental, emotional, and physical harm. Actions like these work against that goal, and we acknowledge the harm caused by this kind of behavior.
We ask our students and staff in the Newberg School District to do their part to create a safe, respectful and welcoming school environment for everyone.
Source: 100 Percent Fed Up