Rantz: Teacher disciplined for disturbingly sexual comment to young student

Mar 14, 2022, 5:30 PM | Updated: Mar 15, 2022, 6:03 am

anacortes bomb...

The exterior of Anacortes High School in Washington state. (Credit: Anacortes High School)

(Credit: Anacortes High School)

A teacher was disciplined by her school district for a disturbing conversation she said she had with her chemistry students. She depicted it in a since-deleted Facebook post.

Casey Anderson is a science teacher at Anacortes High School. Parents were outraged after seeing a Facebook post detailing a conversation she had with students. In it, Anderson explained she made a joke about anal sex to the full classroom. Students and parents screenshot the post and shared it with the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH.

According to the district, after a number of complaints, Anderson was formally reprimanded. But after more allegations came to the attention of the superintendent, the teacher was placed on administrative leave.

A spokesperson confirmed the authenticity of the screenshot and named Anderson as the subject of the complaints.

Rantz: School district says your baby is racist — their CRT propaganda will fix it

The disturbing conversation

According to the screenshot, the teacher’s post from March 5 starts with an ironic title: “The most recent entry into, ‘Things Ms. Anderson Will Hear About From HR.'”

In the post, she features a photograph of a tissue dispenser in the character of a cat. The tissues are dispensed through the cat’s rear end.

“So, in my room (picture attached) I have a cat butt tissue dispenser,” Anderson wrote. “Currently, the dispenser is out of tissues.”

Anderson said a student noticed the tissue-less dispenser and asked her how she refills it. The teacher says she then addressed the class with an answer.

“I pause for a moment, then tell my class, ‘I turn down the lights, put on some soft music and use a LOT of vasoline,'” she wrote.

“I may have them retrieved [sic] a big container of petroleum jelly I had in my closet (for…reasons…) and placed it right by the cat,” she continued. “Class took a turn after that.”

District disciplines

The school district heard from a number of concerned parents. One father explains that his son brought it to his attention, claiming Anderson is Facebook friends with students.

“We conducted an investigation and formally reprimanded the teacher. This behavior is unacceptable and not tolerated by the district,” a district spokesperson confirmed to the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH.

“We received several complaints from parents. The formal reprimand becomes a part of the employee’s personnel file. We are working with the employee to ensure that professional standards are met in the future,” the spokesperson continued.

The spokesperson also explained, “this is the first reprimand that Ms. Anderson has received.”

In a statement to FOX News, superintendent Dr. Justin Irish said this did not warrant termination.

“Although this conduct is concerning, it does not merit such an extreme result as termination,” he said. “The district reached its decision in consultation with legal counsel, the teacher’s union and applicable state laws. The district expects all employees to adhere to professional standards and will continue to work with all staff to ensure that those standards are met.”

Anderson did not respond to a request for comment from the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH.

This isn’t the first questionable post

After the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH broke this story, several parents reached out to say this is not the first complaint they leveled against the teacher. The district spokesperson now says Anderson has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

“We received additional complaints regarding the teacher, so put her on administrative leave to allow more time to conduct an investigation,” the spokesperson explained.

It’s unclear what the new allegations entail. The district confirms they previously looked into two complaints but did not find them to be in violation of their policies.

One complaint also focused on a Facebook post. The screenshot of the post shows a sign that reads, “Making your kids queer since 2020.” The post text jokes: “Finally finished this project! It took a while, but I designed it and then made it! Letting it dry (after it got cleaned) before I try mounting it tomorrow! Gotta channel the snark somehow.”

The district spokesperson said via email, “my understanding is that it appeared on Ms. Anderson’s personal Facebook page, and never in her classroom, nor on any school district-related accounts.” The district does consider this to be inappropriate for the classroom.

Another complaint was that Anderson, who is reportedly transgender, was oversharing personal details about her gender identity.

“The school investigated this complaint, and it was found to be unfounded and likely the result of student hearsay,” the spokesperson said. “Several students were interviewed, and it was determined that she did not make the comments that were reported to the high school administration.”

The conversation was clearly inappropriate

Both posts are clearly inappropriate since students saw them. But it is also protected speech and should not result in termination.

It does, however, suggest a stunning lack of judgment. Given the teacher called it a “recent entry” into “Things Ms. Anderson Will Hear About From HR,” it’s reasonable to question whether or not there are more complaints we don’t know about. It’s equally reasonable to assume Anderson knew the content was inappropriate.

I suspect some of the complaints come from parents upset or uncomfortable that Anderson is apparently transgender. But the spokesperson says that Anderson confirmed the sex joke outlined in the post did take place as written. That’s clearly inappropriate for the classroom.

If a teacher in a MAGA hat made a similar joke, would that teacher stay in the classroom?

Listen to the Jason Rantz Show weekday afternoons from 3–6 pm on KTTH 770 AM (HD Radio 97.3 FM HD-Channel 3). Subscribe to the podcast here. Follow @JasonRantz  on  Twitter,  Instagram, and Facebook. Check back frequently for more news and analysis.

Jason Rantz on AM 770 KTTH
  • listen to jason rantzTune in to AM 770 KTTH weekdays at 3-7pm toThe Jason Rantz Show.

Jason Rantz Show

Jason Rantz

Follow @https://twitter.com/jasonrantz...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Elementary sex ed promoted puberty blockers, pubic hair art

An elementary school offered inappropriate sex ed lessons to students without parental consent or district approval.

3 days ago

seattle sucker punched...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Man ‘sucker punched’ in downtown Seattle as crime plagues city

A man was "sucker punched" in an unprovoked attack in downtown Seattle over the Memorial Day weekend, according to police.

4 days ago

Seattle police...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Many Seattle city council candidates won’t support police, drug laws

An alarming number of Seattle City Council candidates do not support fully staffing or funding the police department. And nearly a third of the candidates want the police to ignore drug laws.

5 days ago

Bob Ferguson Governor Google data privacy lawsuit...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Progressives shred Bob Ferguson for Governor endorsement

The Bob Ferguson for Governor campaign is off to a rocky start, already alienating Seattle activists after bragging about a police chief's endorsement.

6 days ago

freedom series homelessness...

KTTH staff

KTTH Freedom Series: WA still suffering from crime, homelessness

Local leaders and officials joined the KTTH Freedom Series to discuss solutions to the region's crime and homelessness crisis.

8 days ago

ktth freedom series crime crisis...

KTTH staff

KTTH Freedom Series: State policies created WA crime crisis

Jason Rantz was joined by politicians and authorities to discuss how policy has affected the crime crisis during the KTTH Freedom Series.

8 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Men's Health Month...

Men’s Health Month: Why It’s Important to Speak About Your Health

June is Men’s Health Month, with the goal to raise awareness about men’s health and to encourage men to speak about their health.

Internet Washington...

Major Internet Upgrade and Expansion Planned This Year in Washington State

Comcast is investing $280 million this year to offer multi-gigabit Internet speeds to more than four million locations.

Compassion International...

Brock Huard and Friends Rally Around The Fight for First Campaign

Professional athletes are teaming up to prevent infant mortality and empower women at risk in communities facing severe poverty.

Emergency Preparedness...

Prepare for the next disaster at the Emergency Preparedness Conference

Being prepared before the next emergency arrives is key to preserving businesses and organizations of many kinds.

SHIBA volunteer...

Volunteer to help people understand their Medicare options!

If you’re retired or getting ready to retire and looking for new ways to stay active, becoming a SHIBA volunteer could be for you!

safety from crime...

As crime increases, our safety measures must too

It's easy to be accused of fearmongering regarding crime, but Seattle residents might have good reason to be concerned for their safety.

Rantz: Teacher disciplined for disturbingly sexual comment to young student