An Idaho teacher who suggested that Boise’s mayor should “get laid” by Black Lives Matter members is now out of a job, district officials said.

Rita Soltesz, who formerly taught music at the Idaho Fine Arts Academy and Eagle Middle School, got axed by the West Ada School district following the sexually and racially charged comment about Mayor Lauren McLean, a spokesman told the Idaho Statesman.

Soltesz, whose last day was Friday, came under fire after district officials and parents spotted her July 18 Facebook post referencing McLean’s public condemnation of white supremacists who attended a Black Lives Matter protest in Boise, where some demonstrators were assaulted, the newspaper reports.

“Her white supremacist hater a– needs to get laid! … by BLM members,” Soltesz’s post read. “Should be a group activity … and make it go viral! … I’m still deciding if they should wear masks during the activity.”

Soltez’s controversial comment was a reply to an article detailing a recall campaign against McLean after she criticized the white supremacists who disrupted the Black Lives Matter protest, the Statesman reports.

Another Facebook user took screenshots of the post and sent it to the Idaho Fine Arts Academy’s Facebook page, KTVB reports. School officials later said the district would be taking “immediate action,” according to the station.

West Ada School District spokesman Eric Exline did not specify whether Soltesz was fired or if she resigned, the Statesman reports.

Rita Soltesz
Rita SolteszWest ADA School DIstrict

District officials will now “need to reiterate” its social media guidelines following Soltesz’s post, Exline told KBOI.

“We have received a number of emails from concerned parents and we share their concerns,” Exline said. “The statements in the post don’t reflect the values of the West Ada School District.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here