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New York educator out of work after anti-conservative comments

(NewsNation) – A New York City private school educator is no longer employed after secretly recorded video emerged showing her saying she was sneaking her political views into the classroom.

Excerpts from a secretly filmed video, released by controversial conservative group Project Veritas, allegedly showed Jennifer “Ginn” Norris, director of student activities at Manhattan’s private Trinity School, talking about pushing her left-wing political views in the classroom. class in a series of clips over the summer.

A narrator on the video says the person Norris was talking to worked with Project Veritas.

“I keep trying to disrupt wherever I can,” Norris allegedly said in the video. “And now that I’m in this position, I have so many opportunities to do that.”

Trinity School is a reputable private school in Manhattan, where tuition can cost up to $60,000 per year. In the nearly eight-minute, heavily-edited video, Norris says she knowingly pushes her liberal views on students.

“I don’t hide how I feel, but I can’t pretend that I’m [not] promote a program even though I clearly agree with everything I do,” Norris says in the video.

Trinity Schools initially put Norris on paid leave and under investigation when Project Veritas first released the edited video. In a letter to parents on Wednesday, the school announced that Norris was no longer employed by the school.

“Our principles are clear: prejudice of any kind or the threat of violence towards any person or group has no place at Trinity School,” wrote Principal John Allman and Board Chairman David Perez in the letter obtained by NewsNation.

The letter does not say whether Norris was fired or left on her own. NewsNation has reached out to Norris for comment but did not hear back at the time of publication.

Project Veritas uses undercover and hidden camera methods to uncover things it says cannot be found with more traditional reporting methods. Critics have accused Project Veritas of deceptive practices as a result. A jury in a federal civil case this week found the group fraudulently misrepresented themselves and violated wiretapping laws in an undercover operation against Democratic consultants, according to The New York Times. Project Veritas is to pay the consulting firm Democracy Partners $120,000.

Project Veritas was also recently involved in a scheme to purchase a diary and other items stolen from President Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden. At least two people not associated with Project Veritas have pleaded guilty to the thefts.

The video was part of a series released by Project Veritas earlier this month. A Connecticut school administrator has been placed on administrative leave and is being investigated by state education officials after secretly recorded Project Veritas video appears to show him saying he avoid hiring conservatives and Catholics.

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