Posted on August 26, 2021

Texas High School Teacher Told to Remove BLM Poster From Classroom

Emma Colton, Fox News, August 25, 2021

A public high school teacher in Texas says administrators told him to remove a Black Lives Matter poster that was hanging in his classroom.

“There are rules. It was a directive to take the sign down, and by not, I’m going against that directive. But it’s wrong. It’s wrong of my school’s administration, my principal, and my district to side with racism,” Timber Creek High School’s animation, audio/video production, and arts of communication teacher, Dan Grunewald, told WFAA.

Grunewald said he was asked twice by school administrators to remove the BLM poster since he put it on a classroom wall last fall. He declined to remove the poster both times.

He also added in his interview that he was not asked to remove a gay pride poster from his classroom.

“I was told that Black Lives Matter is a controversial statement, which is simply not something I agree with,” Grunewald said. “I figure it is a small gesture that I can make to my students of color that I see them. And they are valued and respected, not just in my classroom, but even those walking by, that I see them and value them.”

Grunewald said the administrators told him he could put the BLM poster flat on his desk, which he plans to do {snip}


The Keller Independent School District said in a comment to Fox News of the poster that “the District has routinely asked employees to remove items posted on classroom walls that are considered expressions of personal beliefs.”