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Claims of anti-conservative bias emerge in Fresno Unified probes of social media posts

Fresno Unified School District has launched another investigation of an employee’s social media postings that have been deemed offensive.

The latest investigation involves a staffer at Design Science Middle College High School who reportedly tweeted in 2017 and 2018 about immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

But trustee Terry Slatic on Monday questioned why the district is investigating the Middle Science employee but not a middle school principal who reportedly has posted anti-Trump messages on his Facebook page, prompting complaints about offensive speech from a parent.

The parent, who described herself as African American and a “hardcore Republican,” had complained in an email sent Friday to district leadership about the principal’s postings that she says are critical of President Donald Trump. The parent said she was worried about sending her daughter to a middle school where the principal displayed open political bias.

Here’s more from Nancy Price at GVWire.

Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.