Connect with us

The Laughing Stork

School Principal Suspended for Joke Letter Calling Students ‘Stupid’

In the News

School Principal Suspended for Joke Letter Calling Students ‘Stupid’

Ha, haaaaa!  That DOES sound like a knee-slapper.

Despite its obvious hilarity, the Arizona school principal who penned the sarcastic letter chiding parents for children who were either “too lazy or too stupid” to complete their assignments in class was suspended after the missive was mistakenly sent home.


“The math we do is really easy,” said the letter from Litchfield Elementary School principal Ron Sterr. “If your child is either too lazy or too stupid to finish it in class, I’m sending it home so that you can work with them and judge for yourself whether it is laziness or idiocy that inhibits your child’s progress.”

Ron Sterr has called each parent individually to apologize and take responsibility, the Litchfield school district said.

I’m sure that went well.

The letter sent home Jan. 26 with second graders also contained passages about students with peanut allergies, nervous ticks and emotional problems stemming from puppy deaths.

That’s a comedy goldmine right there!

Sterr claims he wrote the joke letter in response to caustic comments made by “an individual” and a teacher accidentally sent it home.  Yeah, mmm-hmmm.  “Accidentally.”

To read the “joke letter” in its entirety, click here.

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

More in In the News

To Top