Mississippi Teacher Fired for Refusing to Work in Crowded Classroom


BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi teacher says she was fired after refusing to teach in a crowded classroom amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shunta Davis told WJTV that it would be impossible to social distance with the 24 or so students she was supposed to teach at Lipsey Middle School in Brookhaven.

After missing the first day, Davis said the principal and deputy superintendent delivered a letter to her.

The letter stated that she doesn’t have any underlying medical conditions and if she didn’t come back, she would be fired.

The district has allowed the virtual learning for students for the first nine weeks, but Davis is concerned about teachers. She’s afraid of transmitting coronavirus to her mother, who has health issues of her own.

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9/19/2020 10:38:24 AM (GMT -5:00)

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