A Rhode Island principal is under investigation after she re-tweeted a “coronavirus conspiracy” article posted to the American Thinker website.
East Providence High School Principal Shani Wallace retweeted the article “Was it Ever Really About the Virus?” by Denver ophthalmologist Brian C. Joondeph, but she contends she didn’t read it before she did, the Providence Journal reports.
The article poses questions like: “Is the virus the latest unsuccessful attempt to destroy the Trump presidency?”
“Was it Ever Really About the Virus?” asks. “Are the riots an attempt to gin up support for the joke of a candidate Joe Biden? The Washington Post answers that with this headline, ‘New data finds young black Americans aren’t as enthusiastic about Biden — or opposed to Trump — as their elders.’ What better than a race war to rile up the Democrat base.”
The anti-Trump triumvirate of the media, deep state and Democrat party have been working nonstop to derail the Trump presidency. They illegally spied on candidate Trump, continued to spy on President Trump using distractions to hide their seditious activities. Starting with the Mueller investigation, transitioning into the Ukraine phone call and nonsensical impeachment, then the Wuhan virus, now the riots.
Wallace alleges it was late on Thursday night when she re-tweeted the article, which she called a “mistake.”
“I was exhausted,” Wallace told the Journal. “I did not read the whole thing. I shouldn’t have opened it. It was a sincere mistake.”
She said she deleted it when someone asked her about it Thursday morning.
“I’ve dedicated 25 years to this district,” Wallace said.
Wallace said she doesn’t condone the author’s comments in the article, but she’s deal with however the district decides to handle her re-tweet.
A lawyer with the school district told the Journal officials are investigating.
East Providence Superintendent Karolyn Crowley told the Journal “The East Providence School Department does not support the content of that Twitter posting” when forwarded a copy of the post, but referred additional questions to the district’s lawyer, Ben Scungio.
Scungio offered platitudes, but refused to discuss to what, if any, punishment Wallace might face for her Twitter activity.
“The East Providence School District does not support or endorse the content of the principal’s twitter posting. The district requires its staff and students to abide by all district and governmental protocols which are established to keep the students, staff and their families safe during this pandemic.
“With respect to your questions about whether disciplinary action against a staff member will take place, the district will investigate the matter and if discipline is indicated, appropriate action will take place.”