Teacher fired for spreading pro-Kremlin propaganda in class

Education Minister Petr Gazdik has welcomed a principal’s decision to sack a primary school teacher who spread disinformation about the war in Ukraine in her class. The teacher told a class of 8th graders that none of the atrocities shown on Czech Television were happening in Ukraine and that the public broadcaster was not to be trusted. Students secretly recorded the lecture and showed it to the school principal who promptly fired the teacher in question. The education minister threw his weight behind the decision, saying that while everyone has the right to an opinion, they do not have the right to spread lies.