December 14, 2016

Student “triggered”, teacher fired: Is Fraser Academy enabling “snowflake” mentality?

Rebel Staff

A teacher has been fired from a Vancouver Private School after expressing his opinion against abortion during a Grade 12 law class. 

The teacher told the National Post’s Christie Blatchford that he was using an example of how the law doesn’t always agree with personal opinions on certain topics, which apparently “triggered” a female student at the Fraser Academy.

After registering a complaint with the administration, the teacher was eventually fired but the school has remained silent and we don’t have any more details aside from the dismissed teacher’s side of the story.

This situation didn’t sit well with a few who believe in freedom of speech, especially when the circumstances around this firing are based on an off hand comment and the fragility of a student around the topic of abortion, so yesterday a handful stood outside Fraser Academy to protest.

Watch to hear what they had to say about this situation.

There is no doubt this is the kind of sheltering and protecting of students that we’ve seen on University campuses - from trigger warnings and safe spaces, to adult colouring books and cancellation of classes after the US election results.

We may never know if there’s more to this story since Fraser Academy is not speaking out but I hope they aren’t contributing to the snowflake mentality.

I’ve worked with Fraser Academy in the past and they’re far from the posh private school that Blatchford describes.

But, I’m for free speech and healthy debate so I’ll be watching to see if there’s more to this story than just a rich spoiled brat trying to get a teacher fired as originally described.

You must be logged in to comment. Click here to log in.
commented 2016-12-17 00:47:18 -0500
Hey Baker – what rock did you just crawl out from under?
commented 2016-12-17 00:46:52 -0500
Sue Baker – a neanderthal redneck!!
commented 2016-12-16 02:46:10 -0500
Sue Baker – Whaaa? Are you suggesting that unless you have an uterus you can’t comment?…
commented 2016-12-15 22:20:30 -0500
Donald; On other people’s turf, best advice eat first . At home, scorched earth.
commented 2016-12-15 15:40:56 -0500
What are you on about, anyway? The kid was wrong, but until you can give birth, shut up!
commented 2016-12-15 14:14:43 -0500
If there is more to this story I hope you can find it for us Christopher.
commented 2016-12-15 12:06:08 -0500
The little girl did the right thing. She referred to her Little Red Book of leftist ideology and like a good little communist reported it to Party Authorities. Regarding free speech , I learned my lesson after being thrown out of cocktail and dinner parties when I defended the rights of the unborn. Now I wait until after dinner or hor d’ouvres to express my opinions and I get thrown out well fed and satisfied that I have spoiled somebody else’s evening.
commented 2016-12-15 11:27:59 -0500
Ah yes, another baby murderer who feels it is her right to murder the innocent, and no one should have the right to disagree, we wouldn’t want an innocent life to get in the way of her plans now would we, oh and lets not forget her liberal enablers, my the list is growing by the minute.

I sincerely hope this filthy excuse for a human never needs mercy for her own life.
commented 2016-12-15 10:06:36 -0500
These snowflakes will never survive in private industry they better hope and pray they get a gov job. No one else would put up with there BS. Karma works this little snowflake will get what is coming to her, may take a while but it will happen.
commented 2016-12-15 00:23:36 -0500
Students who need a safe space, coloring books, silly putty, etc, what does that say about their parents. Discipline has gone out the window & for today’s kids it’s Christmas every day, getting everything their little heart desires, they are having sex at 13 yrs old & sometimes younger, they all have cell phones, the parents are so busy working to enable them & the kids are left on their own to do as they please so it’s no wonder many (not all) become lazy, disrespectful, no morals & the one thing I have noticed the most is no appreciation for anything. I am totally disappointed in the youth of today.
commented 2016-12-14 22:53:23 -0500
One way or another, gag orders have a shelf life
Iam sure WILSON will report on this subject again
commented 2016-12-14 20:08:23 -0500
Although Mr. Wilson seems to doubt Blantchford’s reporting, it is well worth reading the 2 articles she wrote about this in the National Post. If she is accurate it is very disturbing. The school seems to have a history of of this sort of thing.
commented 2016-12-14 19:43:26 -0500
Sorry Mr. Wilson, but I have to point out your contradiction at the end. You state the school is not posh but does good work with the learning disabled, but in the same breath you state it is more expensive than other such schools due to the low PTI ratio. That tells me it is a school catering to the wealthy with problem children, not to all learning disabled. Generally, the learning disability code of wealthy kids is SBDS (Spoiled Brat Disorder Syndrome), usually coded in Alberta public schools as Oppositional Defiant Disorder Syndrome. The syndrome derives from P.P.P.D., P’ss Poor Parenting Disorder.
commented 2016-12-14 18:18:00 -0500
So we have a teacher on the street, who will probably have a hard time finding a new job. This all because of one student who did not like what he said.

This just proves how well the Marxist Brainwashing works and has worked, for years, in our schools.
Those who fired this Teacher, were also subject to this Marxist mind warping.

I hope the Student who complained is proud of Herself.
commented 2016-12-14 17:53:50 -0500
It’s totally irresponsible for the school to fire a teacher because they will not allow freedom of
speech. I am so glad that the co-workers are protesting. Can you imagine if all the schools followed
their example because of a student’s complaint? There would be no teachers left. Only dumb students.
commented 2016-12-14 17:19:25 -0500
It looks like a case of wrongful dismissal. I hope the teacher goes after these communists.