In Woonsocket, Rhode Island, a middle school teacher came up with a brilliant plan last month. She decided to use her Twitter account to help people afflicted with COVID-19 earn a little extra money during these trying times. How? She offered to pay anyone infected with the novel coronavirus if they would cough on President Trump. The tweet has since been deleted, but it originally read, “Somebody with Covid-19, I will pay you to cough on #Trump.”
Apparently this wasn’t as popular of a sentiment as Amy Bednarz had imagined. She immediately came under fire from the Education Board. And now, after much wrath and acrimony, she has resigned. The Board accepted her resignation gracefully. (WJAR 10 News)
A Woonsocket teacher accused of urging people infected with the coronavirus to cough on President Donald Trump has resigned.
The Woonsocket School Committee voted 5-0 Wednesday night to accept a settlement agreement with Amy Bednarz.
As part of that agreement, Bednarz tendered her resignation…
In subsequent post, she identified herself as a sixth-grade ELL teacher at Villanova Middle School in Woonsocket. The account has since been deleted.