Parents spoke out in force at a Natomas Unified School District meeting in Sacramento, California, to condemn Gabriel Gipe, an AP government teacher.
Gipe, also known as the Antifa High School instructor, was captured on hidden tape by Project Veritas, explaining how he converts American kids into communist revolutionaries.
On September 2, the school board at Inderkum High School, where Gabriel Gipe was a teacher, placed him on paid leave as a first step in the district’s termination procedure.
Before the meeting, the school district recognized that the materials discovered in Gabriel Gipe’s classroom and what was seen on the video violated many school regulations.
Gipe stated that he only had “180 days to turn [his] students into revolutionaries,” in the Project Veritas film.
According to one father with a daughter in Gipe’s class who informed a citizen reporter live-streaming the meeting, Gipe allegedly addressed his students on the first day of the 2021 school year. “I have an Antifa flag on my [classroom] wall, and a student complained about that—he said it made him feel uncomfortable. Well, this [Antifa flag] is meant to make fascists feel uncomfortable, so if you feel uncomfortable, I don’t really know what to tell you.”
In apparent hidden-camera footage, Gipe advised an interviewer from the organization, “Maybe you shouldn’t be aligning with the values that this [Antifa flag] is antithetical to.
“I have 180 days to turn [students] into revolutionaries,” he stated, adding that the best approach to deal with indifference among kids is to “scare the [expletive] out of them.”
He also acknowledged encouraging students to attend protests, particularly right-wing marches, to generate resistance and gain extra credit.
“I post a calendar every week … I’ve had students show up for protests, community events, tabling, food distribution, all sorts of things … When they go, they take pictures, write up a reflection—that’s their extra credit,” Gipe said.
He added that he and his wife are political organizers on the left.
Gipe was also accused of having a picture of former Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong in his classroom and teaching about China’s Communist “Cultural Revolution” of the 1960s, which he described as “ultimately failed.”
Mao’s “Great Leap Forward” killed up to 55 million people and caused the world’s worst famine.
The Natomas Unified School District confirmed the footage in a statement released on Wednesday, promising to “place the teacher on unpaid leave and terminate the instructor.” However, the statement from the district did not mention Gipe.
“Yesterday, a group released an undercover video that has been covered extensively. In this video, a teacher at Inderkum High School was recorded sharing his educational approach that is disturbing and undermines the public’s trust,” the district stated.
“The district is aware of the approach of the interview and the editing used to create the video. In following the principles of democracy, Natomas Unified staff is following due process, the law, and spent the past two days investigating the alleged teacher actions and his classroom environment.“
“As of today, this teacher was placed on paid leave because of his actions and choices in the classroom. Natomas Unified will be taking the legally required next steps to place the teacher on unpaid leave and fire the teacher.”
The district made it clear that all posters and signs in the teacher’s classroom had been removed, as well as any other inappropriate material.
On at least 13 days of the 2021-2022 school year, the instructor allegedly used stamps with images of Josef Stalin, Fidel Castro, and Kim Jung Un to mark completed work from the students.
The district discovered some items on the classroom walls “were installed, at the earliest, in May of 2021.”
The district noted, “Leaders from the site have claimed they do not recall the classroom appearing as it did in years prior.”
The footage of Gipe was criticized during a school board meeting on Wednesday, when parents and community members lambasted the system, claiming it “failed.”
“The school district has failed in my opinion,” remarked Luis Ortega, a resident whose son recently graduated from Inderkum High School. “Because you enabled Mr. Gabriel Gipe’s brainwashing and political ideology to flirt in his classroom. You have the opportunity to make this right. Everything has been revealed, and as everyone has stated, it does not end with Mr. Gabriel Gipe. Within the district, there are certain long-standing issues.”
“He was indoctrinating these kids every single day. He was abusing them, scaring them every single day said another neighborhood resident, named only as Christopher.
“Where the hell was the principal? Where were the vice-principals? Where was the faculty of the school? Where was it superintendent, where was the rest of the district? Where were you?”
“You guys will be held accountable. This is because of you,” he added. “Okay? Gabriel Gipe is a symptom, not the sickness. The sickness is in the district.”
The district admitted in their statement that the teacher’s goals had not been addressed sooner, noting the fact that the current principal of Inderkum High School had only been on the job for 13 days. She “has not had the time yet to get to know and assess all 100+ staff members” because she is new to the school.
The instructor was subjected to 25 classroom walkthroughs from site administration in 2018, 2019, and 2020, which allegedly revealed “the teacher teaching standards and addressing the curriculum.”
Students and parents with additional complaints about this instructor are encouraged to contact the Constituent and Customer Service office to handle their issues as soon as possible.