Kindergarden teacher Sarah Furlong says she had to “learn” to be a good mother.
The Grade 5 teacher at Glenwood Elementary School in Hamilton says she didn’t have to learn about the country’s first president until she was a toddler.
“I have to be respectful, I have to respect everybody,” Furloug said.
She wrote a poem for her kindergarten class that made fun of President Donald Trump and the president’s response to the Orlando shooting.
“My mom is in the room with me every day and she is saying, ‘Mommy, why did he shoot the president?'”
“And I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m sorry mom, I just don’t get it.'”
Furlong was fired by the school last week after she wrote a post about the shooting in a Facebook post on Sunday.
She said she wrote the poem after she had heard stories from her own family and the school community about how their children were touched by the president.
“You have to realize, the way that we are being raised now, and I’ve been raised by my mother and my grandmother, that you are not going to get an answer if you don’t try,” she said.
Furloo has started a GoFundMe page to help pay for her tuition and the funeral expenses of her daughter and grandson.
The page has raised more than $15,000 since being launched Friday.