Teacher With Nazi Gimmick Will NOT Lose Job, District Says He Didn’t Violate Policies

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Kevin Bean — a teacher who moonlights as a wrestler with a Nazi gimmick — will not lose his job in light of a video showing students cheering for him at a local event.

For those who missed it, the video of Bean performing as a character named Blitzkrieg “The German Juggernaut” at a WWWA event in Pennsylvania went viral after The Blast reported he was under investigation by his district because some of the children cheering him on in the crowd were his real-life students.

The Spring-Ford Area School District now says the investigation has concluded. In a letter sent to parents via email, their statement on the matter is as follows:

On the afternoon of July 19th, the Spring-Ford Area School District was made aware of a video featuring 6th grade teacher Kevin Bean, outside of the school setting, participating in a professional wrestling event. Once we were made aware of the video, our administrative team moved quickly to conduct a thorough internal investigation with the assistance of our school district solicitor and the cooperation of Mr. Bean, as well as the Spring-Ford Education Association President.

Based on the investigation completed we have found no evidence indicating violation of board policies by Mr. Bean. As such, Mr. Bean will continue to remain a teacher within the District.

As we shared previously, the actions that were demonstrated in the video are not supported or sanctioned by the Spring-Ford Area School District and we will work with our staff so that we may continue to uphold the high standards our community has come to expect.  As part of our investigation it was shared with Mr. Bean the concerns that were raised about the character he played. While many understand that professional wrestling is a form of entertainment and not a reflection of one’s personal beliefs, Mr. Bean understands that the character he played has been viewed by some as being offensive.

Recognizing these concerns, Mr. Bean wanted to share the following with the Community:
“The character I portrayed did not reflect my personal feelings or beliefs and I do apologize to those in the community who were offended by such actions. I have spent many years working in the Spring-Ford community and pride myself in providing an exceptional education to my students over the course of 14 years.”

We recognize that there may be an emotional impact for some parents, students and community members who may have lingering concerns. Based upon the news coverage and social media exposure of this situation, students may have questions and concerns as we get closer to the start of the school year. If this is the case, I encourage you to talk with your students about this situation and reassure them that all of our Spring-Ford schools are safe and welcoming to each and every student. In addition, the District has many additional helpful resources available to assist you.  

Sound off in the comments and tell us what you think about their decision.

  • wrestling expert

    Just what wrestling needs, gimmick police.

    • Terrence Miele

      Can we get those gimmick police. To investigate Kanye

  • BluMeany

    This country has become so PC, it’s much scarier than a Nazi gimmick.

    • Keri Blondi

      They ARE like NAZIs

    • Terrence Miele

      PC is Nazism in disguise. .

  • Keri Blondi

    A good heel illicts an emotional response. You’re supposed to hate them if you don’t what does the storyline matter. It’s all staged people.

  • Benji Wayne

    Imagine if everyone hated DiCaprio because he played a slave owner in Django… It’s called acting. Everyone is so quick to point out that wrestling is fake so they can feel smart but then those same people forget as soon as they can virtue signal .

    • Terrence Miele

      Again just like a movie. You can’t edit. a movie or a Mark Twain book when there’s something you don’t agree with

  • Louis

    Not surprised. Teachers unions in America are a pretty tough group. You could be a legit criminal and still not lose your job as a teacher if you have been on the job for a certain numbers of years

  • Terrence Miele

    Is Ryan just a complete idiot or what does he not understand that that they are cheerng their teachers doing something interesting and not the actual character… again the payoff will be when Jack Swagger shows up and kicks his ass despite all this does anyone want to see a character ” manifest destiny”