- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A West Virginia middle school teacher is under fire after she was photographed by a student in class wearing a jacket with the words, “Tuck Frump,” emblazoned on the back.

Cheryl Judy, an art teacher for Sherman Junior and Senior high schools in Boone County, told the Charleston Gazette-Mail that the profane anti-President Trump message was written on a patch that she later attached to her jacket while in class Thursday afternoon.

Ms. Judy said she was planning on wearing the patch to a school board meeting later that evening, so she briefly tried it on in class to make sure it was on straight. She said that “without thinking,” she then allowed a student to take a picture of the patch, which the student shared on Snapchat.

The picture quickly exploded on social media, and now some parents are calling for Ms. Judy’s resignation.

Superintendent Jeff Huffman said he can’t comment specifically on Ms. Judy’s case but vowed to investigate once spring break concludes this week.

“We expect professionalism with both conduct and appearance,” Mr. Huffman told WSAZ. “It seems to have caused a great amount of concern from around the area and around the nation, as we’ve received multiple phone calls today.”

Ms. Judy said she’s been teaching in Boone County for more than 13 years and is the secretary for the local chapter of the American Federation of Teachers labor union. She said she doesn’t try to push her liberalism on others but asserted that the children who saw her patch on Thursday were “like-minded.”

“We had discussed this kind of stuff before,” Ms. Judy told WSAZ. “They were not offended by it. It doesn’t really have anything inappropriate on it unless you read it the wrong way.”

“I don’t want to lose my job. I want to teach my students, but if I have to, I have to. It’s just a shame that students are going to be losing someone they care about and really cares about them, each and every one of them,” she told the Gazette-Mail.

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