A video surfaced on YouTube of a very angry teacher telling students lies about President Trump’s travel ban. The teacher is clearly anti Trump, and mentions ISIS. He also mentions taking trips to Iran. In part of the video he says, “what I’m worried about is those worse of the racist, bigot, scum in this country who were living under a rock until Donald Trump came along, now they have a voice. Did you see yesterday when he was saying this stuff? They were all cheering yea lets kick the Muslims out, some of them are saying I’m gonna go to France and kill all the Muslims! How is that behavior any different than ISIS…maybe they don’t have the guts to actually do it.”
I posted the video to Facebook, and many people questioned who this teacher was. I decided to do some research to find the teachers name, but I had no idea what else I was going to find…
Looking a bit further into it, I came across student reviews on this teacher. One student wrote: “Mr Aabaan is a nice guy and a genuinely good hearted person, but he is the worst teacher I have ever had. I have him for AFA and I haven’t learned one thing in that class. He starts off every class with some weird YouTube video, then asks random plus one questions, which then somehow leads to ISIS. After he done talking about ISIS, how women aren’t treated fairy in American society and soccer he leaves us 10 minutes at the end of every period to go over hw and to learn new material. OUTRAGEOUS!!”
Two other students expressed their concern for students safety: “I see my last post was taken down, and Shann Aaban himself came on here to try and discredit it. Bullshit. He creeped on multiple girls in my class, who I’m still friends with and will attest to this. Now he’s trying to cover up his reviews because he knows he’s a piece of shit. Avoid this teacher at all costs. If you’re a parent, especially of a female, DO NOT allow him to teach your kids.”
“I had to switch out of this class it was so horrible. I felt like that class was a threat to my safety and learning.”
So we have a video of the teacher spewing hate and speaking of ISIS…and now reviews from students, who say he has students watch weird videos, talks about ISIS, and is a threat….Bothersome right? But it doesn’t end there…
Digging a little deeper, I found this teacher was a high school teacher of James Holmes, the Aurora movie theater shooter. Coincidence? Maybe…but keep reading.
I decided to watch video of James Holmes to see if I could find a connection. In one video when being interviewed by psychiatrist Dr. William Reid, Holmes talks about violent images in his mind.
“I would have like violent images…things like saws going against other people…like a saw, like sawing them…like getting their heads cut off, or something…they just pop up randomly”
Could these images be from videos Holmes watched in Aabaan’s class?
As I continued to read about James Holmes, I came across several articles that said he has converted to Islam since being in prison.
The Daily Mail reported “Holmes has turned Muslim as a way of justifying his horrific crimes on July 20 which left 12 people dead and at least 58 people wounded. He has brainwashed himself into believing he was on his own personal jihad and that his victims were infidels. Holmes now prays five times a day, sticks to a strict Muslim diet and spends hours each day studying the Koran.”
As I stated earlier, this could be nothing. Maybe just a coincidence…Or maybe this teacher influenced Holmes. I’ve heard numerous times that Holmes was brainwashed or programmed…Could this teacher be a part of that?
I do know one thing for sure though, and that is this teacher should NOT be teaching our children. The video alone proves he is totally unfit to be teaching children.
Please share your thoughts!
UPDATE (3/17/2017): I called the school yesterday and informed them of the video, and student reviews. The lady I spoke with seemed unaware of the video. I told her that myself, and many others are concerned for students safety. I have emailed the video and link to student reviews to 3 people at the school district and 12 people at the school. So far, I have received 1 email back, thanking me for the information. On Tuesday, I am going to call back for an update. I will keep you all posted! Lets hope this guy is fired!
UPDATE (3/18/2017): The video has been tweeted to President Trump, Betsy DeVos, James O’Keefe and the FBI.
UPDATE (3/21/2017): I just got off of the phone with the same lady I spoke to last week, Vikki. I asked her for an update, and she said “the only update I can give you is that I’ve forwarded it to the principal.” I asked if Shaan Aabaan was still teaching, she said yes. I asked her if I can speak to the principal, she said he was out of the office. I asked when would be a good time to speak to him, she then asked for my number and said she’d have him call me. I replied telling her “No, it’s ok. I will just keep calling back until I reach him.” She told me he’d be out of the office for the rest of the day, and to try again tomorrow.
I have only received two replies out of the 15 emails I sent. Both emails thanked me, and said they were forwarding the video to the Acting Superintendent.
It seems those of us on social media are more concerned with students safety than some of the staff. I really don’t see how they can view the below video, read the student reviews, and still allow him to be teaching children. More than one student has said they feel threatened by this man. There’s video of him talking about ISIS. How is this not enough to fire this guy, and to alert the police?
UPDATE (3/22/2017) I called the school again today, and spoke to Vikki. She said the principal was not in. I asked when he would be available, she said she didn’t know. I asked if she could give me any update, she said no. I asked if anyone else could, she said no. I asked her if she had viewed the video. She said no. I told her I’m concerned that last week she seemed concerned when I told her details about the video, but yet she hasn’t even watched it. She said it wasn’t her place to watch it. I asked “so student’s safety is not your concern?” She said it was. I suggested she watch the video. I asked if parents were informed of the video, and again she said she didn’t know. I told her that they will be now. By this time she’s already raising her voice, and it was obvious she was angry. She ended up telling me that she was going to hang up on me, and told me to have a good day. I told her to have a good day as well, and make America great again.
So it looks as if the school is going to protect him. Help get this video/story out please! Parents have no clue this is going on and they have the right to know!