Civics: A Burlington teacher who went to D.C. and shared voter fraud conspiracies with students is on leave

Jordyn Noennig:

The Burlington Area School District has placed a teacher on administrative leave after he told students he would travel to Washington, D.C., to stand up for “election integrity” and shared voter fraud conspiracy theories in class. 

A parent identified the teacher as Jeff Taff, who teaches modern American history and modern world history at the high school. 

Burlington parent Jon Phetteplace said his sophomore son is in Taff’s American history class. On Wednesday, after riots took place in the U.S. Capitol, his son approached him with an email from the teacher about how he was going to Washington, D.C. 

“I am sorry; but standing up for election integrity and our right to vote in FAIR elections is too important for me to NOT be there,” the email from Taff said.