Staff at Temecula’s Linfield Christian School fired after racist comment in viral video – San Bernardino Sun

An employee of Linfield Christian School in Temecula was fired after she was seen in a viral video making racist comments against Asians.

“Back to China!” Sandra Miller is heard speaking in the video. “America is a free country!!”

Miller and her apparent husband, an employee for the city of Coronado in San Diego County, are seen in TikTok video has now been removed walk to their car in a parking structure at an unspecified location.

In the video, picked up by another TikTok user and re-shared online on other social media, Miller is heard saying that she’s happy that America is “not communist” and “not communist”. not their own country,” apparently referring to the people who shot the video.

Public records list the couple living at the same Temecula address. They could not be reached immediately for comment as of Tuesday afternoon, February 1.

It is unknown when the incident – which went viral over the weekend – happened.

By Coronado website lists Roger Miller as director of golf and recreation services. A city statement, which did not include a name, confirmed a city employee was on leave because of the video.

Miller’s LinkedIn page says he graduated from Cal Poly Pomona, attended Riverside Community College, was a former baseball manager at Linfield Christian’s high school and served as treasurer and manager of the Temecula Valley Little League.

“This racist couple started calling us racial slurs and blamed Asians for starting COVID. They kept shouting racist comments out loud to us, so we confronted them,” a caption on the TikTok video reads. Later, the videographers – who were not shown – told the couple that they were not from China.

“I like that we’re not their country, right?” Miller asks the man in the video, before approaching a car. “I like that we’re not communist – I love that.”

“After speaking with Miller about the incident, Linfield terminated his employment indefinitely,” a statement from school posted Monday, January 31, read.

The statement added that the comments “made by Ms. Miller do not reflect Linfield’s beliefs, are inconsistent with Linfield’s mission statement, and do not meet the behavior that Linfield expects staff to model for students.” his birth.” It is unclear what position Miller held at Linfield.

An employee has been placed on administrative leave “pending an independent, complete and fair investigation,” according to a Second statement from Coronado City Manager Tina Friend.

“We take issues like this very seriously, and the city has zero tolerance for all forms of discrimination,” said Friend.

Coronado spokeswoman Janine Zuniga said Tuesday that the city would not comment beyond the statement.

TikTok videos do not show the events leading up to the filming.

At the end of the video, the couple gets into a car and seconds later they are seen making obscene gestures through the window while filming.

“By the way, we’re not even Chinese,” said a male voice behind the camera.

https://www.sbsun.com/2022/02/01/employee-at-temeculas-linfield-christian-school-fired-after-racist-comment-in-viral-video/ Staff at Temecula’s Linfield Christian School fired after racist comment in viral video – San Bernardino Sun

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