The Natomas School Board meeting was certainly lit tonight.
We reported yesterday that Gabriel Gipe of Inderkum High School was caught on video by Project Veritas talking about how he indoctrinated students in his Advanced Placement (AP) classes, pushing Antifa protests on them while saying he had a limited amount of time to turn them, and giving them extra credit for being involved in such actions.
“I have 180 days to turn them [students] into revolutionaries…Scare the f*ck out of them,” Gipe said.
“I post a calendar every week…I've had students show up for protests, community events, tabling, food distribution, all sorts of things…When they go, they take pictures, write up a reflection — that's their extra credit,” he said.
Gipe even had things like an Antifa flag and a picture of Mao in his classroom.
In response to the blockbuster report, the school released a statement that said Gipe would be placed on unpaid leave and ultimately fired. The school also explained that he had violated some of their guidelines against political actions in the class and that he used rubber stamps with the images of famous Communists like Josef Stalin, Fidel Castro, Kim Jung Un, and others to mark students' work.
BREAKING: Pro-Antifa California Teacher Gabriel Gipe to be FIRED by @NatomasUSD as a Result of Project Veritas Video
"Natomas Unified Will be Taking the Legally Required Next Steps to Place the Teacher on Unpaid Leave and Fire the Teacher" pic.twitter.com/dDU9KePagG
— firstname.lastname@example.org🇺🇸 (@EricSpracklen) September 1, 2021
So it looks like something was in fact going to happen to Gipe.
But parents were mad that this had gone on for so long. They had a lot they wanted to say to the school board about how this had gone on, why no one had done anything about this before, and asking the question of how widespread this kind of indoctrination was.
About 70 people currently staged in front of the Natomas Unified School District offices to protest the methods of an AP History teacher at Inderkum High School. The district earlier today announced plans to terminate the teacher. pic.twitter.com/62PzfNBx9d
— The Natomas Buzz (@natomasbuzz) September 2, 2021
That's a big group out for a board meeting and they were steamed.
You can see and hear some of them vent off at the school board at the beginning of this video.
One mom spoke very passionately about how in just a couple of weeks this man had such a serious impact on her daughter that he'd convinced her to get involved despite the teachings of her own family, saying:
“He's putting her in harm's way. What the hell are you all doing? How long does it have to go on before somebody says something? What are you going to do? Get him out of here!”
Another woman explained how this was not just with this teacher in the government classes, that there was “subtle indoctrination” in other classes as well. That mother explained that she was from Venezuela and didn't want this country to go through what people had to deal with there under the communist regime.
I have to hand it to those parents – they just made it clear to the school board that they weren't going to take this stuff and they were demanding action. This board had to sit up and take notice. Let's hope it's going to lead to positive change now in that school district.