A Christian preschool teacher has outraged many after being caught on video leading children in a chant against Democratic President Joe Biden.
The incident occurred in February at Turning Point Christian School in the Riverside County city of Norco, California. A video of the chant was shared on the school's parent communication app.
Parent Christina McFadden, whose daughter is in the class, was outraged by what she saw in the video. Her daughter's teacher led the class in a chant “We want him out!” in reference to President Biden.
See video of the incident below.
The incident was part of the teacher's lesson on President's Day.
The video shows the teacher leading the 4- and 5-year old children in a cheerleader-style call and response chant:
"Who's our President?"
"What do we want to do with him?"
"We want him out!"
McFadden told Los Angeles ABC affiliate KABC that she was astonished by the video.
"I was just in shock. I had to watch it multiple times to realize, is this really happening?...
"The first thing she said to me when I picked her up was 'We want him out.'"
"That was the great message she learned that day. Her first history lesson."
The video soon disappeared from the parent communication app, replaced by a message from a school administrator which read in part:
"Earlier today a video was posted that has since been deleted as it did not share our school and church philosophy of honoring and respecting authority including those in government positions."
"... With courtesy towards the families of our campus and the children in the classroom I am asking you to please not share with others or post the video on any social media platform."
But McFadden felt the school was not sufficiently addressing the issue. When the school refused to confirm what, if any, disciplinary action will be taken, saying only that the teacher is "repentant," she blurred the children's faces in the video and posted it, hoping to garner attention to the matter.
It worked. On social media, many people shared her astonishment at the incident.
McFadden has since removed her daughter from the school.