A teacher in New Jersey has been fired for posting “horrendous” Facebook comments that were posted to his Facebook page.
The teacher, David Deutsch, is being investigated by the New Jersey State Board of Education after he allegedly posted comments on his personal Facebook page, including a post that said “the world is flat” and “all the people that support you are not real.”
Deutsch, 51, is facing a maximum of six years in prison if convicted on all counts, according to court documents.
Deutsch has been suspended from teaching at the school, according.
Deutchings Facebook page includes a picture of him holding a baseball bat with the caption “A Real Man.”
Deutsch posted the comments while working in a classroom in the town of Bridgeton, New Jersey, in April and May, according the district.
The district told the AP Deutsch was fired on Monday, according a statement from the New York-based school district.
Deichs attorney, David H. Miller, did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
Deitsch was fired after the board of education received a complaint, the school district said.
The state board said in a statement that it would conduct a thorough investigation into the matter and that “the board would take appropriate disciplinary action.”
Deitsch’s comments, posted on June 6, were caught on a video that has since been deleted from his Facebook account.
The teacher also posted several other comments that day that were later taken down, the district said in its statement.