Texas teacher who asked Trump to deport undocumented students is fired

A high school teacher from Texas who captured headlines earlier this year after she used her Twitter account to ask President Trump to “remove the illegals” from her school has officially been fired.

According to Fox 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth, the Independent School District board in Fort Worth formally fired Georgia Clark on Tuesday by voting unanimously to uphold its decision from earlier this year to terminate her.

However, Clark is reportedly able to appeal the decision to the Texas Education Agency if she so chooses.

Clark faced widespread backlash earlier this year after she was found to have directed a series of anti-immigrant posts to Trump on Twitter asking him to remove the “illegals from Fort Worth.”

In one post seen by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram at the time, Clark tweeted, “@realDonaldTrump Mr. President, I asked for assistance in reporting illegal immigrants in the FWISD public school system and what I received was an alarming tweet from someone identifying himself as one of your assistants followed by a second tweet from the same person — cont.”

In another tweet, Clark, who was working at the Carter-Riverside High School at the time, also wrote, “Mr. President, Fort Worth Independent School district is loaded with illegal students from Mexico.”

“Carter-Riverside High School has been taken over by them,” she continued. “Drug dealers are on our campus and nothing was done to them when the drug dogs found the evidence.”

The school board placed her on leave shortly after the tweets began to get press coverage in May. The following month, the school board voted unanimously to fire her — a decision the group voted to uphold on Tuesday.

*story by The Hill