This insanely sad story comes from Hempstead, Texas. All you need to do is see the screen grab.
Yeah, it’s true. Here’s the video of the story from local Houston media.
As you can imagine, the story is getting reaction from our community. Just a few of the thoughts we are getting:
@latinorebels taking a page from British imperialism, wow. Also they shd ban any Eng words from Latin (oh wait …)
— esther bunny (@estherjoybunny) December 4, 2013
@latinorebels Preventing students from speaking the language they've been born with? This principal is so stupid she needs a warning label.
— J. Joele Lockhart (@razorheart73) December 4, 2013
@latinorebels No one expected 'Spanish inquisition' to have this meaning.
— Daniel Peavey (@DanielPeavey) December 4, 2013
Enough said, but you have to love the statement that the Hempstead district shared:
“We are continuing to ‘Create a Culture of Excellence’ which includes embracing all students of all cultural and diverse backgrounds. Our priorities are our students.
“The district has received allegations regarding this issue and the district is investigating the matter. At this time the administrator is on administrative leave with pay until the investigation is completed and appropriate action is determined. This is all we can say at this time as there is a pending investigation on this matter.
“The district is committed to efficiently and effectively resolving this matter with as little disruption to our students and their learning environment as possible.”