Mountain Ridge Middle School (MRMS) social studies teacher Michelle Grissom allegedly named and posted a picture of Covington Catholic student Jay Jackson, obviously mistaking him for Nick Sandmann.
The boy she doxed is Jay Jackson, who was not on the trip because he had basketball games on both Friday and Saturday night. His father, John Jackson had contacted the teacher, who apologized but then refused to take the tweet down, so he contacted the school she worked for and as a result, was placed on administrative leave.
The school refuses to give out additional information, due to the fact that’s a personnel matter.
John Jackson, the dad, asked Grissom multiple times to take down tweets referring to his son as part of the “Hitler Youth” and a picture of Jay Jackson. Grissom took down the post Sunday, but only after the father sent the tweet to the district.
“Michelle Grissom is currently on leave,” MRMS principal Shannon Clarke said in an email to parents Wednesday, 9News reported. “Please understand that I am unable to share specific details, as this is a personnel matter.”
John Jackson said in a series of tweets his son was not at the U.S. capital due to basketball games on Friday and Saturday. The dad added his son faced harassment and bullying because of the accusations.
result of this teachers rush to judgement ..totally abhorrent behavior and inexcusable actions that need to have consequences…SHE IS TEACHING YOUR STUDENTS!!! (3/3) pic.twitter.com/1hjAMBagtr
— John Jackson (@DrJacksonOB) January 20, 2019
“After her viscous [sic] treatment of my son and viewing some of her hateful social media posts I am thankful that she will not be around children until this situation is fully evaluated,” John Jackson said to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The Jackson family was offered legal services from Attorney Nicolle Martin, who represented Masterpiece Cake baker Jack Phillips. The baker’s case went to the Supreme Court in 2018 after refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, 9News reported.