KTVB: Students, Parents Rally to Support Eagle HS Teacher

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PHOTOS FROM THE "WE SUPPORT HATFIELD" FACEBOOK PAGE.
  • PHOTOS FROM THE "WE SUPPORT HATFIELD" FACEBOOK PAGE.

As promised, scores of students and parents showed up in force Sunday to rally their support for an Eagle High School teacher who faces a termination hearing this week.

According to a parent, Eagle High School teacher Clay Hatfield, described as "unconventional," reportedly said two swear words in class, though not directed toward any students. Hatifield also reportedly told the parent that he tossed a book to a student "and it accidentally hit the student." Apparently enough complaints have surfaced that the West Ada School District (formerly the Meridian School District) is taking the rare step of holding a termination hearing this Wednesday, Nov. 5.

KTVB-TV, which first broke the story, reports that students and parents rallied to Hatfield's support, holding signs that read, "EHS Needs Mr. Hatfield," "Treat Hatfield Fairly," and "Quality Over Cookie Cutter."

"He made the classroom a safe environment. I never felt attacked or uncomfortable in his class," a student told KTVB-TV. "I always knew he was there and no question was stupid; he would always answer it truthfully."