Watch ➠ Principal Attacks Police In Grad Speech ➠ But These Parents Weren’t Having It
The anti-police rhetoric spreading through American cities in the wake of recent protests and riots has taken root in some surprising places over the past several months. One recent invocation of the race-based narrative came from the principal of a Missouri high school during his remarks at a recent graduation ceremony.
Dr. Fred Skretta shared his motivation for entering the education field before segueing into a condemnation of the law enforcement community.
“I wanted to be a teacher ‘cause I wanted to change the world,” he declared. “I wanted to make it a better place. I’m gonna be honest with you – in a lot of ways I fear that we are not there yet. If we were there, we wouldn’t have conflicts between police killing young black men.”
According to media reports of the speech, a number of parents got up and left the ceremony following Skretta’s remarks.
“I found it very inappropriate,” one father said. “I’m highly offended.”
The upset parent went on to assert that the venue was completely inappropriate for such a volatile statement.
“You don’t use the platform of a child’s graduation to push a political agenda or push your personal opinions,” he said. “Your job is supposed to inspire, educate, inform, and not indoctrin[ate]in one way or the other.” More
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