Heated 'Muslim' outburst earns headteacher reprimand
Odense headteacher accused of racism was admonishing group of students that had been disrupting class her daughter was teaching The headteacher of an Odense primary school has received an official reprimand after she used racially charged language when shouting at a group of boys who had behaved badly in class.
Poul Anthoniussen, the head of the Odense school district, confirmed that Birgitte Sonsby of Ejerslykkeskolen had been reprimanded for her outburst, which is the mildest sanction she could have received.
"I think she lost her cool," Anthoniussen told the press. "It can happen to anyone given the right circumstances or if you are under pressure. That doesn't make it right for a headteacher, but I can understand the situation."
Almost immediately after she made the comments earlier this month, Sonsby had apologised for shouting, "I’m so bloody tired of you Muslims ruining the teaching lessons,” at a group of disruptive students she had called into her office. She explained her outburst came after the boys started laughing at her, but added that she did not feel it amounted to racism. (continue reading...)