Joe Ventre, the Middletown High School South history teacher who sparked controversy in the community when he announced to the media that he was forced to resign over showing an anti-Trump video in his classroom and then rescinded the resignation has issued an open letter via a newly created twitter account wherein he apologizes to the community for playing the “profane and inappropriate” video to his students.
Ventre said that he had no intention to cause any harm and that it is appropriate for parents and students to question his judgement. He absolved parents, students, the Board of Education and the administration of any fault in the matter which he said was entirely his responsibility.
The young non-tenured teacher apologized to “anyone injured or erroneously portrayed” by the incident, especially “any students and parents who expressed concerns.” Ventre asked his supporters not to protest on his behalf with the Board of Education. His letter can be viewed here or on twitter.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Education, Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: @JoeTVentre, Donald Trump, Education, Joe T Ventre, John Oliver, Joseph Ventre, Middletown Board of Education, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Middletown Teacher Who Played Anti-Trump Video In Class Apologizes, Asks Supporters To Stand Down