Teacher’s Classroom Clash Over Israeli Flag Sparks Outrage, Arrest

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A teacher in Warner Robins was arrested for a bizarre incident that occurred at a Georgia middle school.

Multiple witnesses reported to the authorities that Benjamin Reese, a 51-year-old social studies teacher at Warner Robins Middle School, screamed and yelled at a young girl who called the Israeli flag offensive.

Warning: coarse language

The Houston County Sheriff’s Office has accused a Warner Robins educator of beheading a student after she made an insulting remark regarding his Israeli flag.

He was arrested on December 8th.

Several witnesses said they overheard Reese shouting “You motherf*****g piece of s**t! I’ll kick your a**. I should cut your motherf*****g head off,” around students on Friday.

According to the incident report, at around 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, a deputy was on duty when he was informed Reese threatened a child’s life. It happened in the 7th-grade technical hallway when students were on their way back to the 8th-grade hallway.

He continued his ranting against the student, and his threats became more graphic.

Reese stated, “he would kick her f *****g rear, slit her god***n neck, drag her arse out, and then cut off her hair. ”

Reese replied, “You would never say such a thing about a Jew.” This was heard by a member of the faculty.

The educator cursed loudly and screamed at the boy, telling him that “he shouldn’t be spoken to like that because he’s Jewish,” and that she would drag the girl into the parking lot “and slit her f *****g throat and kill [her]. ”

Reese’s student asked him about the Israeli flag. He explained that he is Jewish and has family in Israel. Reese became agitated by the student because she found it offensive that “Israelis kill Palestinians”.

Reese reacted defensively when confronted both by the principal of the high school and the deputy sheriff. He denied speaking to anyone and questioned the deputy’s presence. The report states that Reese told the principal a student came into his classroom to tell him she found the Israeli Flag offensive. He denied saying anything about racism.

Reese, when asked about the incident in the report, became angry and “kicked aggressively” the door-stopper. According to the report Reese “kicked aggressively the door-stopper” when asked for more information.

Reese who was arrested in the middle of December, has been released. Houston County Schools released a press release stating that Reese had not been seen on campus since December 7.

The attack occurred after a heated argument between the landlord and the boy’s mom over the Gaza War. Before the incident, the landlord had been arguing with the mother about the war. A pro-Hamas demonstrator in Ventura County, California, killed a Jewish man who was attending a pro-Israel event in November.

Georgia’s story shows the impact the war has on people living in the West. This is especially true if you are Jewish or Palestinian.

Americans who have family in Gaza understandably worry about the situation. A teacher should not threaten a student for making ignorant remarks.