A Rhode Island teacher that has been accused or urging COVID-19 infected people to cough on President Trump has resigned.
The Woonsocket School Committee voted 5-0 Wednesday night to accept a settlement agreement with Amy Bednarz.
As part of that agreement, Bednarz tendered her resignation.
Bednarz allegedly tweeted in March: “Somebody with Covid-19, I will pay you to cough on #Trump.”
In subsequent post, she identified herself as a sixth-grade ELL teacher at Villanova Middle School in Woonsocket. The account has since been deleted.
Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green also responded to the accusations, saying it was not acceptable and “not representative of the overwhelming majority of Rhode Island teachers.”