A suburban Chicago teacher is on leave after outrage was sparked by a now-deleted social media post that, officials say, used explicit language in reference to the educator's fifth-grade students.
NBC 5 is not naming the Aurora teacher at O’Donnell Elementary School, but the post that's gotten her punished but school administration is making the rounds online.
She’s complaining about her fifth-grade class in a very vulgar way -- using a phrase we will not broadcast or publish online.
Luis Rios has a sister who attends the school.
“It’s very negative to the school, to the kids, and especially for my sister because she is in 5th grade and she knows about it,” Rios said.
The now-deleted post is causing public outcry throughout the aurora community and online. One mother tells NBC 5 she believes the teacher should be terminated.
"It is so sad that we are trusting these teachers with our kids, to get an education, thinking they are loving our kids putting them on the right path," Nikita Moss said. "Telling our kids to suck a private part? It’s unacceptable and she needs to be fired."
According to East Aurora school district website, the superintendent met with the employee upon learning of her post and placed her on administrative leave until further notice.
“Be assured that we take this matter very seriously," the district said in a statement. "We are certain that the language used does not reflect the professionalism and attitudes of District 131 teachers and staff, who care deeply for children and work hard each day to build positive relationships with students."
NBC 5 reached out to the teacher for comment but did not hear back.