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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Teacher Alexiss Nazario Shows ISIS Beheading To Her 8th Graders, and is Fined $300

South Bronx Academy for Applied Media
A veteran teacher showed the ISIS beheading video to eighth graders. She was fined and now is an ATR.
New York City middle school teacher fined $300 for showing ISIS beheading video in class, report says
Updated March 19, 2016 12:19 PM
 The Associated Press
A New York City middle school teacher was fined US $300 for showing students a video of an Islamic State beheading, according to a published report.
The New York Post reports that Alexiss Nazario, a veteran teacher earning US $105,000 a year, showed the video to eighth-graders at the South Bronx Academy for Applied Media during the 2014-2015 school year.
Students told investigators probing the incident that the video blacked out the actual beheading but showed the victim's severed head afterward. The students said they were scared by the video. One called it "gross."
City Department of Education officials sought to fire Nazario, but an arbitrator ruled in favor of the lighter penalty of a US $300 fine. "This teacher demonstrated a complete lack of judgment, and this incident betrayed our schools' promise to provide a safe and supportive environment," department spokeswoman Devora Kaye said.
Nazario now works as a roving substitute teacher at different schools, officials said. There was no answer today at a phone number listed for Nazario. She told the Post she accidentally played the wrong video.
"I was scrolling looking for a specific video. I clicked on the wrong thing. It was a mistake. It was an error," Nazario said. "I freaked out. I had no idea that was playing."
God forbid awareness!!!!!!! We all know that the best way to make a problem go away is to ignore it. Just like cancer and drunk driving.
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I agree. As young, ignorant 14-15 year olds learning about WWII, we would casually draw swastikas thinking they were "cool" and not understanding the real meaning behind them. In 8th grade History class we were shown uncensored WWII footage of the liberating soldiers walking through concentration camps. The only warning we were given was "if you're uncomforatble watching this, you may leave". That showed the real meaning behind the symbol and a real understanding of how unhuman people can be. Talk about eye-opening. Guess what? Many of those kids never drew one again.
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We certainly don't want our children exposed to the truth about radical islam. How dare he!
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Rob Kay · 
Omg! The nerve of this teacher for actually showing students what really goes on in this world when he should've been taking them to a happy place where people sing and dance all day and "coexist" (I really do hate that unrealistic All Americans should watch that video. Maybe then they'll realize what is really becoming of the world and how these people think..
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It is one thing to feel your kids should learn the truth ... it is another to abdicate your responsibility and allow a teacher to do all of it. Parents should have a say in what their kids see and hear in school. If you want your kids to see a beheading, that is your right. It is also your right NOT to have your kids see a beheading. This teacher claims it was an accident and if so, then the fine seems approriate, rather than the "rubber room" or termination. But please let us not stop being parents and expect the schools to do it all.
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""This teacher demonstrated a complete lack of judgment, and this incident betrayed our schools' promise to provide a safe and supportive environment,"

Because shielding students from truth and reality is more far more effective in preparing them for the "real" world. 
We need more teachers like Nazario to reduce the spread of "sissy" syndrome.
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a $300 fine I don't know how she can afford that much since she is only making $105,000

South Bronx middle school teacher fined, 

but will keep job after showing ISIS decapitation video to class

A Bronx middle school teacher who terrified and sickened her students by showing an ISIS decapitation video in class was slapped with a $300 fine, education department officials said.

Longtime South Bronx Academy for Applied Media teacher Alexiss Nazario aired the shocking video in October 2014 for her eighth grade students.

When the city education department caught wind of the showing they took such a dim view of it that they tried to fire Nazario. Education officials yanked Nazario from the classroom and assigned her to administrative tasks away from kids.

Nazario then languished in "reassignment" until November 2015. The independent arbitrator presiding over Nazario's case refused to fire her but hit her with a $300 fine after finding that Nazario "made a mistake in not previewing the video and failing to inform the principal or getting her permission to show it."

Nazario is currently assigned to the city's traveling corps of substitute teachers.

Nazario started at the DOE in 1988 and started at the South Bronx Academy for Applied Media in 2008.

She continues to draw her salary of $105,142.

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