A substitute teacher in Michigan said she was fired Friday because she said the word “vagina” when discussing historical interpretations of art.
Allison Wint, who was substituting at Harper Creek Middle School in Battle Creek, said she used the word while discussing Georgia O’Keefe’s paintings with an 8th grade class, WWMT.com reported.
“I did not know about this policy,” she told WWMT.com. “They were entirely within their right to remove me.”
She said that she used the word in the context of art and “was not being vulgar.”
The Harper Creek Community Schools released a statement pointing out its policy that teachers need advanced approval when discussing reproductive health.
Wint told the news station an outside agency helped her get the job at the middle school, and now she'll look for work somewhere else.