An Oregon teacher was caught on now-viral video launching an obscenity-laced tirade at a group of anti-lockdown protesters over the weekend — and has since been placed on administrative leave, a report said.
The educator suffered her “F–k you’’-filled meltdown Sunday while at a light in downtown Bend across the street from a rally pushing for a state reopening amid COVID-19.
“Bitch! Kill yourself! I’m a f–king teacher. I work in schools,’’ the woman screamed from her car with a face mask around her chin.
As the crowd chanted back at her, “USA! USA!,” the teacher gave two middle fingers to the group and raged, “F–k you! F–k you!
“I teach students! My students’ families are dying!” she yelled before making sarcastic faces to the camera, giving more middle fingers and driving off.
The teacher, who is in her first year with the Jefferson County School District, is on paid leave pending an investigation, district Superintendent Ken Parshall told local media outlet The Bulletin on Monday.
The school official would not identify the teacher or the school she works at.
A surge in coronavirus cases in the state has sent many areas into at least partial lockdown, with face masks required at all times and many non-essential businesses closed. There is no indoor visitation to places such as nursing homes, and indoor dining is banned.