LEHI, Utah — The Alpine School District says a Lehi High School teacher is no longer employed by the district after an investigation into a video that showed her making controversial remarks to students while in class.
Chemistry teacher Leah Kinyon spoke about COVID vaccines, former President Donald Trump and the intelligence of students’ parents in the video recorded by a student and shared with FOX 13 by his mother, Judy Storms.
“Most of y’all parents are dumber than y’all, I’m going to say that out loud,” the teacher ranted after declaring how much she hates former President Donald Trump and people who won’t get vaccinated. “You don’t have to do everything your parents say and you don’t have to believe everything your parents believe.”
She also tells the students in the video, “If you don’t believe in climate change, get the hell out” and “if you’re a homophobe, get out.”
“This is my classroom and if you guys are going to put me at risk, you’re going to hear about it. Because I have to be here, I don’t have to be happy about the fact that there’s kids coming in here with their variants that could possibly get me or my family sick, that’s rude.”
Kinyon was immediately placed on leave after the video surfaced, with district officials saying an investigation would take place. Following the investigation Wednesday morning, Alpine school officials announced Kinyon was no longer employed by the district.
“Alpine School District has concluded our investigation of the incident that occurred (sic) on August 17, 2021 at Lehi High School. Although the details of a personnel investigation are confidential, the teacher involved is no longer an em
UPDATE: The district has announced on Wednesday that their investigation has concluded and the teacher is no longer employed