WESTMINTER, Colo. (CBS4)– A hateful post on Facebook about special education students may get a teacher fired. The post targets parents of children with special needs or disabilities.

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The post reads, “I’m so tired of hearing about special needs kids. They’ll be fine. They were retarded before Covid they’ll still be retarded after.  So let’s just keep those kids at home and when this passes they can come back to school. Do you really think they’ll be any different after a year of staying home with their parents? Sounds like someone doesn’t want to deal with their special needs kid. Sorry you — got pregnant and had a retarded kid. Your problem not mine. And yes I’m a — teacher. (meh emojee)”

The Westminster Public Schools superintendent said the behavior will not be tolerated.

“All of us in Westminster Public Schools believe it’s despicable and appalling,” said Westminster Public Schools superintendent Pamela Swanson. “And those, in no way, shape or form reflect how the many dedicated teachers and staff members feel and board members, it just doesn’t demonstrate our philosophy or our values.”

Swanson said the district spent the weekend investigating the post and is preparing dismissal charges against the teacher.

Comments (9)
  1. Mary says:

    Apparently, this teacher falls into the category of “educated idiot” since he believes that there is only ONE CATEGORY of special needs students.

    According to “Special Needs Children – Know the Types and Know Your Rights” there are FOUR:
    “There are four major types of special needs children:

    Physical – muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, chronic asthma, epilepsy, etc.
    Developmental – down syndrome, autism, dyslexia, processing disorders
    Behavioral/Emotional – ADD, bi-polar, oppositional defiance disorder, etc.
    Sensory Impaired – Blind, visually impaired, deaf, limited hearing”

    Yes, they will likely all still have those special needs if/when the pandemic is over – but pretending that all special needs students fall into the second category is flat out ugly and STUPID.

  2. Stella says:

    This person should not be teaching children! 🤬

  3. Lizzy says:

    @CBS Denver, you should not allow people to post someone else’s personal information. It is dangerous. I am appalled at what this man wrote and believe he should be fired, but that is no excuse to for publishing his address.

  4. obbop says:

    Non-teachers must enter the classroom and ascertain for themselves the extreme detriment to the educational process created by that travesty known as “inclusion.”

  5. cabo wabo-gurl says:

    Here is his home address!!!

    2991 N VRAIN ST
    Owner Schedule Number Legal Description Property Type Tax District
    MANDELL,PETER
    2991 VRAIN ST
    DENVER , CO 80212-1528
    02303-10-012-000 N 50FT OF L 1 TO 4 INC BLK 8 SLOANS LAKE HEIGHTS RESIDENTIAL DENV

    1. obbop says:

      Now let’s find YOUR information and plaace here for that teacher to view. Fair is fair, right?

      1. Todd Klopfer says:

        In general agree that doxing someone is wrong but this person posted with his name fully visible on Facebook. What this person that posted his address on here was save someone a minute for what they could do themselves. If you don’t want people to track you down post anonymously.

  6. Sata L says:

    Peter Mandell is his name.

    1. Carol Bannon says:

      As a teacher, parent, and grandmother of the most PERFECT Down Syndrome 5 yr old – this man isn’t a teacher – he is a hatefilled angry man who should NEVER be allowed to teach again.

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