A Catholic faculty substitute trainer in Maryland was fired after his college students uncovered his “alt-right” views on-line.
College students on the all-girl Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington first uncovered Gregory Conte after discovering his Twitter profile that confirmed his white nationalist views, in keeping with WTTG-TV.
The varsity’s ex-field hockey coach used the title “Gregory Ritter” on Twitter, and his account description stated he’s the director of operations on the Nationwide Coverage Institute, which white supremacist Richard Spencer runs.
Hyperlinks to “Alt-Proper Politics” podcasts on altright.com are sometimes shared on his web page as effectively.
Conte’s college students additionally discovered footage of him attending the “Unite the Proper” rally in Charlottesville, Va., final summer season.
The varsity knew about his “alt-right” views since October, WTTG reported, however didn’t say why it waited till January to fireside him.
Final week, the varsity despatched letters to folks informing them about Conte’s firing and saying his views didn’t affect the scholars.
Conte advised WJLA-TV he wasn’t shocked the varsity booted him and talked about he was open about “being pro-Trump, pro-Putin” and being happy with his European ancestry.
“I don’t remorse it,” he advised WTTG. “I clearly favored working on the faculty, and I miss everyone, however I perceive the political state of affairs and I anticipated them to behave as they did.”
Some college students have been shocked to be taught their trainer had “alt-right” views.
“I’m upset. I didn’t know he had this double life however it’s additionally stunning as a result of I wouldn’t suppose that on this century there are folks nonetheless like that on the market,” one scholar advised the station.
Others seen he had a choice for Russian literature.
“Throughout class, he would learn Russian books or books about Putin and stuff like that,” one other scholar stated.