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Fla. Teacher Behind White Nationalist Podcast Resigns

Dayanna Volitich, who posted under the name Tiana Dalichov, claimed the views were satire and meant to attract followers

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    Teacher Removed After Alleged White Nationalist Ties

    The teacher near Tampa was found to have been the voice of a podcast and blog sharing anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim views among others.

    (Published Monday, March 5, 2018)

    A Florida middle school teacher who made national headlines when it was revealed she created a podcast and Twitter account promoting white nationalist views has resigned from her job.

    Dayanna Volitich stepped down from her position at Crystal River Middle School, located about 80 miles north of Tampa, on Monday, the Citrus County School District said in a statement. The school board will consider whether to approve the resignation at its April 10 meeting.

    The 25-year-old social studies teacher had been removed from the classroom after an investigation began into her possible involvement in the podcast, which included saying certain races don’t learn as well as others while condemning Muslims and calling for their "eradication." She also bragged about teaching white nationalist views in school.

    Volitich, who posted under the name Tiana Dalichov, claimed the views were satire and meant to attract followers.

    "None of the statements released about my being a white nationalist or white supremacist have any truth to them, nor are my political beliefs injected into my teaching of social studies curriculum," she said in a statement obtained by NBC News last month.

    The school district offered no comment on Volitich's resignation since its investigation is ongoing.