Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists has outed a Colorado Springs School District 11 teacher as belonging to a white supremacist group, and in response the teacher has been placed on leave pending an investigation.
“Andrew Everete Stutts (51) of Colorado Springs is a member of the white supremacist organization Asatru Folk Assembly and works as a teacher at North Middle School. Stutts also teaches Judo at Iron Forged Martial Arts,” the Antifa website states.
The website also reports that KRDO News spoke to him outside his gym where “he did not deny that he was a white supremacist nor that he was a member of Asatru Folk Assembly.”
“Members of the AFA subscribe to a belief that pre-Christian Norse and Germanic religions can only be practiced by individuals with ancestral roots in those Northern European regions – or more specifically, white people,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Asked about his affiliation, D11’s Chief Communications Officer Devra Ashby said via email, “We are aware of this and have placed the employee on a leave of absence while we investigate the allegations. Colorado Springs School District 11 expects its employees to make personal decisions and other educational and business decisions objectively on the basis of the District’s needs, resources, and priorities. Appropriate action is taken by the District whenever an employee violates district or board policies, breaks the law, or concerns are brought forward regarding the safety and well-being of children.”
Sixty35‘s attempt to reach Stutts was unsuccessful but we will update if we hear from him.