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Elkhorn Public Schools teacher placed on administrative leave after Facebook post

OMAHA, Neb. -- A teacher in the Elkhorn Public Schools district has been placed on administrative leave after sharing an offensive post on Facebook.

Parents of students at the elementary school say they were offended and shocked after a teacher in the school reposted a meme associating those who don’t wear masks with the Klu Klux Klan.

The post read: "Isn't it strange they can breathe in this (the KKK mask) but not this (the medical mask)?"

The name of the teacher has not been released.

“It’s very alarming to know that we have personal views leaking into the district,” says parent Ann Mouw. “I believe in any teacher having their own personal beliefs, but when that belief is so strong and comparing our constitutional rights to a hate group, that is not going to be tolerated, it should not be tolerated in any school.”

The district confirmed in a statement to news partner WOWT that the teacher has been placed on leave.

The teacher reached out to WOWT, saying that in the comment section, they clarified their reason for posting the photo: “What I’m saying is that Klu Klux Klan members, if they’re anti-maskers, they’re hypocrites.”