CA School Reassigns Teacher After Comments About Stephen Miller Eating Glue in Third Grade


By now you may have seen that viral Hollywood Reporter piece from a former teacher of Stephen Miller‘s dishing on how, um, he used to eat glue.

Miller, of course, is a key White House official instrumental in pushing for a “zero tolerance” border policy and, per a new Washington Post report, “believes the springtime separations worked as an effective deterrent to illegal crossings.”

Per THR, Nikki Fiske had this to say about her former student:

Do you remember that character in Peanuts, the one called Pig Pen, with the dust cloud and crumbs flying all around him? That was Stephen Miller at 8. I was always trying to get him to clean up his desk — he always had stuff mashed up in there. He was a strange dude. I remember he would take a bottle of glue — we didn’t have glue sticks in those days — and he would pour the glue on his arm, let it dry, peel it off and then eat it.

I remember being concerned about him — not academically. He was OK with that, though I could never read his handwriting. But he had such strange personal habits. He was a loner and isolated and off by himself all the time.

Fiske now is under scrutiny for making those comments about a former student, according to the LA Times, and she is being placed on home assignment pending a review:

The school district’s concern is “about her release of student information, including allegations that the release may not have complied with applicable laws and district policies,” said district spokeswoman Gail Pinsker.

“This has been picked up by other digital publications and blogs, and some issues have been raised,” Pinsker said.

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